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A Personal Mission: Sammy Younge Jr.

Although raised in a prosperous and prestigious African-American home in Tuskegee, Ala., Sammy Younge found himself drawn most to the civil rights movement. While the cause cost him his life, his actions and determination helped to transform this Southern city.
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Teaching Tolerance Staff
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History
Social Justice Domain
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Experiment in Fairness

Bayard Rustin was an African American leader who worked for the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) in the 1940s and 1950s for equal rights for all Americans using nonviolence. In this story, he writes about the struggle for an African American man to order a simple hamburger at a restaurant in the Midwest.
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Bayard Rustin
Grade Level
6-8
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Civics
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain
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Lives Turned Upside Down: Homeless Children in Their Own Words and Photographs

This is an excerpt from Lives Turned Upside Down: Homeless Children in Their Own Words and Photographs, a book written by Jim Hubbard and published in 1996. The words of this excerpt come from Hubbard’s interview with 9-year-old Brian Heflin of Alexandria, Va.
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Jim Hubbard
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Economics
Social Justice Domain