Harvey Milk was the first openly gay person elected to political office in California as San Francisco City Supervisor. He was assassinated in November 1978, along with Mayor George Moscone.
December 10 is International Human Rights Day. Below are five resources that help make connections between struggles for human rights from history and our own lives today.
This March, Facing History and Ourselves is honored to celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting courageous women and girls who have actively made history. We know you’re strapped for time as an educator, but fear not.
Frank Stebbins speaks about his path to teaching, unique approaches in the classroom, and how Facing History has been instrumental in his development as an educator. Stebbins was recently named the 2019 Hank Kaplowitz Outstanding Human Rights Educator of the Year by the Human Rights Institute at Kean University.
For the final conversation in this series, Ambassador Samantha Power talks about inspiring young people to realize their potential to be upstanders for a more humane and just world.
This history of Japanese American internment during World War II is retold in this documentary from Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider. It also follows Japanese American activists today as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban.