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Q&A with author Kenneth C. Davis on slavery, America’s “great contradiction”

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Book cover of “In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives” by Kenneth C. Davis   Editor’s…read more

Should Juneteenth be a national holiday?

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Juneteenth is in the national spotlight this year. Should it be a national holiday? Continue reading

Pulitzer Prize winners’ Ida B. Wells and 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson plan, learn about The 1619 Project and Pulitzer Prize winners Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ida B. Wells (1862-1931). Continue reading

Learn about Toni Morrison’s life and literary legacy

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Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to learn about the Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison who died at age 88 on Aug. 5, 2019. Continue reading

Democratic 2020 candidates debate reparations

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO   Directions: Read the summary, watch the videos and answer the discussion questions below. You may want to turn on the “CC” (closed-captions)…read more

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