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Locked Out: The Fall of Massive Resistance

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Locked Out: The Fall of Massive Resistance sheds light on this dark moment in history through interviews, academic commentary and archival footage from the era. The documentary, produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the so-called Massive Resistance laws, offers first-hand accounts from African-American students who found themselves on the front lines of this desegregation battle.

Facing Muslim Stereotypes After September 11 | Finding Your Roots

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This segment from the PBS series Finding Your Roots provides a look at Muslim stereotypes and anti-Muslim sentiments following the terrorist attacks of September 11. Sheik Yasir Qadhi reflects on his personal experiences with anti-Muslim feelings and the injustice of stereotypes.

For more resources like this, visit the collection Promoting Understanding: Islam.

Fighting an Insurgency | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: The Vietnam War

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Few advisers understood the unique challenges of fighting an insurgency in Vietnam better than Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann.

Fort Peck Dam: Glamorous Boomtowns

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Communities popped up along the Montana prairie around the Fort Peck Dam project site. Tiny homes brimmed with families willing to lend a hand to new neighbors in the growing towns. With names like Wheeler and Delano Heights these towns, while temporary, were proud to make an existence as part of the massive dam project. Frigid winters, dusty hot summers, and sudden storms plagued the residents, who felt they were misrepresented in the press.

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII | US Soldiers Liberate Nazi Concentration Camps

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Learn about the Holocaust and its impact on the U.S. soldiers who liberated the Nazi concentration camps in this video from GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in WWII. Using video, discussion questions and firsthand accounts, students gain a thorough understanding of the unparalleled cruelty the Nazis inflicted on the European Jewish population.

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII | D-Day

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In this video from GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in WWII, learn about the horrors of D-Day and how it represented the “beginning of the end” of World War II. Using video, discussion questions, firsthand accounts, and maps, students examine the most ambitious battle of the war.

Northern Ireland Peace Talks | Women, War & Peace II

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Learn about the Catholic and Protestant women who came together during Northern Ireland’s bloody conflict in the late 20th century to pursue a peaceful future in this video from Women, War & Peace II. Using video, discussion questions, background essays, and teaching tips students gain a deeper understanding of the period known as “The Troubles” with a focus on important female activists and politicians working on the frontlines.

For more resources from Women, War & Peace II, check out the Discussion Guide developed by Peace is Loud.

The Gender Barrier is Broken | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Prohibition

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Prohibition led to a social, cultural, and sexual revolution for women in the 1920s. Women were drinking at speakeasies, mixing more with men, and flappers broke from the repression of their suffragette mothers' time.

Egypt’s Arab Spring | Women, War & Peace II

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Learn about the Egyptian Arab Spring and the women who put themselves on the line fighting for justice, reform and freedom in this video from Women, War & Peace II. Support materials include video, discussion questions, background essays, and teaching tips to help students understand the events and importance of the Arab Spring in Egypt.

For more resources from Women, War & Peace II, check out the Discussion Guide developed by Peace is Loud.

The Cabinet Clashes | Women, War & Peace II

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Examine Egypt’s Arab Spring and learn about how the Cabinet Clashes brought a new phase to the movement in this video from Women, War & Peace II. Support materials include video, background essays, discussion questions and teaching tips to help students analyze the events of the Arab Spring and how social media impacted the movement.

For more resources from Women, War & Peace II, check out the Discussion Guide developed by Peace is Loud.

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