In this chapter, Carnes details oppression experienced by the early New England colonists. In particular, he chronicles Mary Dyer’s path from a once uncomfortably conforming Puritan to an outspoken Quaker unshaken by threats, banishment and even death.
In this poem, the speaker traces the senseless killings taking place abroad and at home, with a particular focus on the African-American community. The speaker also calls communities to action to "grow our hope and heal our hearts" in order to live together in peace.
This essay details James Reeb’s calling to become a minister and—eventually—to join the march in Selma. Although he was tragically murdered following the march, his death had a profound impact on the civil rights movement.
In his anonymous protest of a bill that would institute taxation for established religion, James Madison asserts the necessary separation of church and state and the right of every person to practice religion freely.
In his 1941 State of the Union Address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined four fundamental human freedoms—the freedom of speech, of worship, from want, and from fear—for the United States and the rest of the world.
Committed to promoting tolerance and the right to "receive and impart information," the OSCE reaffirms the need to report hate crimes on the Internet. Among other suggestions, the OSCE recommends that states review their laws regarding Internet hate speech.
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"Hope, Despair and Memory" is an address given by Elie Wiesel on December 11, 1986, the date Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Wiesel is an author and humanitarian and is known for writing about his experience as a survivor of the Holocaust.
This radio segment looks at a workshop, led by law professor Ramzi Kassem, offering guidance to Muslims on how to respond in the event that they find themselves under surveillance in terrorism investigations.