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In a world where words matter, why is there little to no real critical conversation about the mixed-gendered use of “you guys”?
One after-school programmer reflects on the criminalization of youth.
Before Freedom Summer began, Charles Moore and Henry Dee were the first victims of the project's white-supremacist backlash.
The calculated murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner show just how real the risks of Freedom Summer were.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights kicks off #BornPerfect—a nationwide campaign against conversion therapy.
Walter Dean Myers’ treasure to us was his gift of beautiful writing, with its poignant life lessons and heart-wrenching stories.
The Civil Rights Act outlawed hiring discrimination, segregated public schools and public spaces and discriminatory voter registration policies, paving the way for future civil rights legislation.
Primary sources can help students explore just how controversial voting rights were in the century preceding the Act.