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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
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6-8
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Civics
History
Economics
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Hunger

In this cartoon, people of all sexes, ages, shapes and sizes are lined up outside the Gospel Mission, waiting for food. A mother in line remarks that they donated to this Mission just last year, inciting the feeling that circumstances can quickly change.
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David Fitzsimmons
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Economics
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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
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Fear

In this personal narrative from Living Up the Street: Narrative Recollections, Gary Soto recounts a moment when he began to understand Frankie T., a boy who bullied him in the fifth grade.
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Gary Soto
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6-8
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Social Justice Domain
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

The U.N. General Assembly adopted the original version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The intention was to safeguard the international community against atrocities such as occurred during World War II.
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United Nations
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Civics
History
Economics
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