Democracy thrives when informed, active, and humane citizens coexist with institutions that uphold the rule of law and shared values. Yet we see every day how fragile democracy can be. Investigate cornerstones of successful democracies, including religious freedom, a free press, media literacy, and living with difference.
The Battle of Cable Street mural, which has been vandalized multiple times since its conception in the 1970s, commemorates the historic Battle of Cable Street as well as the East End's immigration story.
Use the Teacher Toolkit to introduce students to StoryCorps and oral histories, prepare them to ask great questions, and conduct their own interviews. You'll also find examples and ideas for follow-up after the holiday weekend.
"The Lavender Song" (Das Lila Lied) is a Cabaret song from the Weimar Republic in Germany, 1920. The music was composed by Mischa Spoliansky, and the lyrics were written by Kurt Schwabach. Music by Mischa Spoliansky, original lyrics by Kurt Schwabach (1920)