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Blackface: The Birth of An American Stereotype

Learn the history behind common African American stereotypes. #ANationsStory
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Photograph of seven of the Little Rock Nine meeting at the home of Daisy Bates
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Reflections of the Little Rock Nine 1957 - 2017

The Little Rock Nine was the name given to nine students who bravely integrated Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957. Watch a moderated panel discussion with members of the group as they share the circumstances and decisions that led them to enter the doors of Central High School and the lasting impact of this experience.
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Anne & Emmett

Anne & Emmett is an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred.
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The PT-13D Stearman Kaydet of the Tuskegee Airmen
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The Tuskegee Airmen, Combating Discrimination

Tuskegee Airmen continued to combat discrimination within the U.S. military even after receiving their training.
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Booker T. Washington ca. 1908
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Booker T. Washington and the 'Atlanta Compromise'

In his 1900 autobiography, Up From Slavery, Booker T. Washington wrote: "I had no schooling whatever while I was a slave, though I remember on several occasions I went as far as the schoolhouse door with one of my young mistresses to carry her books. The picture of several dozen boys and girls in a schoolroom engaged in study made a deep impression on me, and I had the feeling that to get into a schoolhouse and study in this way would be about the same as getting into paradise."
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