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An Interview with Activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham


The activist, educator and writer talks about her belief that social justice work is interconnected, and how those who benefit from privilege have the responsibility to fight for the rights of those impacted by systemic inequalities.

Digital shorts

Clip | Anna May Wong: The first Asian American Movie Star
Clip | Bessie Coleman: First African American Aviator
Clip | Queen Lili‘uokalani – The First and Last Queen of Hawai‘i
Clip | She was the American Cinema Pioneer You Haven’t Heard Of
Clip | Zitkála-Šá: Trailblazing American Indian Composer and Writer
Clip | Ynés Mexía: Mexican-American Botanist and Adventurer
Clip | This Astronomer Discovered Over 300 Stars During Her Career
The First American-Born Chinese Woman Doctor
Clip | Susan La Flesche Picotte: The First American Indian Doctor
Clip | Sonora Webster Carver: Daredevil Performer & Advocate for the Blind
Clip | Sissieretta Jones was a Trailblazing Black Opera Singer
Clip | She was the First Woman to Swim Across the English Channel
Clip | She was the first Chinese American woman to vote in the U.S.
Clip | She was one of the most influential leaders of the American labor movement
Clip | She was a Civil Rights Activist and Co-Founder of the NAACP
Clip | Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Nikole Hannah Jones
Meta Warrick Fuller: Trailblazing African American Sculptor
Clip | Meet Charlotta Spears Bass – The First Black Woman to Run for Vice President of the U.S.
Clip | Martha Hughes Cannon: The First Woman State Senator
Clip | Maggie Lena Walker: Civil Rights Activist and Entrepreneur
Clip | Louise Arner Boyd: First Woman to Lead Arctic Expeditions
Clip | Lillian Gilbreth: Pioneering Inventor
Clip | Jovita Idar: Mexican American Activist and Journalist
Clip | Jeannette Rankin: First Woman Member of the U.S. Congress
Grace Abbott: Social Work Pioneer
Clip | Gladys Bentley: Gender-Bending Performer and Musician
Clip | Annie Smith Peck: Record-Breaking Mountaineer


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