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Civil Rights History Project: Mary Jenkins

Mary Jenkins
Mary Jenkins describes growing up in the Jim Crow era and frequently being told, “You can’t”—both by a mother terrified of what might happen to her daughter if she stepped out of her expected place, and by a system that had institutionalized segregation as a way of life.
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3-5
Mary Jenkins and Will Griffin
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History
Social Justice Domain
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A Difficult Decision to Join the Military: Tosh Yasutake

Tosh Yasutake
“Tosh Yasutake’s father was arrested by the FBI after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and held in internment camps administered by the Department of Justice. The rest of the family was incarcerated in the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Tosh volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team while still in camp. In this clip, he talks about making that decision.”
Grade Level
3-5
Densho
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History
Social Justice Domain
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Thomas H.

Thomas was born into slavery and lived a harsh life, but he was finally able to escape and reunite with his family.
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Lauryn Mascareñaz
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History
Social Justice Domain