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“Well-behaved women seldom make history”

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By Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer and Elizabeth Jones, PBS NewsHour Production Assistant Introduction Since Harvard professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich coined the…read more

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White House-backed initiative aims to improve chances for young men of color


In an effort to address the challenges young men of color face as they go to school and enter the workforce, leaders from different sectors…read more

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Should teen inmates ever be put in solitary confinement?


DOWNLOAD VIDEO New York State has decided not to allow prisons to place teenage inmates in solitary confinement. The new policy comes as a report…read more

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Mistrial in murder of black Florida teen revives debate on race and self-defense


This weekend, a Florida jury convicted 47-year-old Jacksonville software developer Michael Dunn on three counts of attempted murder, but declared a mistrial on a charge that he murdered 17-year-old black teenager Jordan Davis in a case that has drawn comparison to the killing of Trayvon Martin. Continue reading

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