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This Day in History: On this day in 1865, the institution of slavery legally ended with the ratification of the 13th Amendment, just seven months after the end of the Civil War.
Take PBS Black Culture Connection's 13th Amendment Quiz to test your knowledge of the events that led to this momentous event: http://to.pbs.org/1blmtte
December 06, 2013 at 4:00 pm
How one school turned homework on its head with 'flipped' instruction (via PBS NewsHour)
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Walk the halls of Clintondale High School, just north of Detroit, and the school doesn't appear out of the ordinary. You'd find the typical smells and the sprawling nondescript interior, as well as the persistent challenges confronting many American public high schools ser...
December 06, 2013 at 11:21 am
A new PSA fights texting while driving -- with a text (via PBS NewsHour)
Twenty-one percent of all traffic accidents -- 1.1 million crashes every year -- occur when people use their cell phones while driving, the National Safety Council reported in 2011. Of those, more than 200,000 crashes are caused by texting and driving.
December 05, 2013 at 11:00 pm
Look back on Nelson Mandela's long walk to freedom and profound impact on the world: https://www.facebook.com/TheLongWalkOfNelsonMandela (via FRONTLINE)
December 05, 2013 at 10:20 pm
See the sights and hear the sounds of moose mating and find out who really calls the shots: the male or the female. Watch “Why Moose Fight” from the PBS Digital Studios series #Diorama: http://youtu.be/DZ6zs6e6zxo (In partnership with the American Museum of Natural History)
December 05, 2013 at 5:00 pm
This Day in History: on this day in 1933, prohibition ended with the ratification of the 21st Amendment. Subsequently, the 18th Amendment was repealed after it was passed during temperance movements and concern about the effects of alcohol abuse in the early 19th century.
Check out a series of videos from Ken Burns’ Prohibition film to discover the rise, rule, and fall of the prohibition era. http://to.pbs.org/18b3tDd
December 05, 2013 at 2:00 pm
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