The history of race in America encompasses questions of freedom, justice, equality, and citizenship. Explore topics including the Reconstruction era, the once-influential theories of eugenics, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and current struggles over racial equity.
Third-grade teacher, Jane Elliott, meets with her former class to discuss the experiment on discrimination she conducted 15 years earlier and the effects it had on their lives. She also gives the lesson to employees of the Iowa prison system.
The House debated John Trevor’s immigration plan in March and April of 1924. Excerpts from the debate reveal how strongly members felt about immigration and reveal the extent of the influence of Harry Laughlin, a leading American eugenicist.