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Una Vida de Esperanza

In this interview, Luis Rodriguez describes how the systemic demoralization he faced in school and society at a young age drove him to join a street gang and how writing his book, Always Running, was an attempt to call his son and other young people in similar situations to change their lives.
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Luis Rodriguez and Sara Bullard
Subject
Civics
Social Justice Domain
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President Obama's Address on the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Obama Selma
Obama's 2015 speech on the Edmund Pettus Bridge honors the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," when hundreds of voting-rights activists were brutally attacked by state troopers as they began a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. President Obama reminds us of the spirit and struggle associated with the marchers in Selma, or any group of people meeting injustice.
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Barack Obama
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Civics
History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

i will be chosen

I will be chosen 6
i will be chosen is an anthem for all middle schoolers who knows what it feels like to be left out. Now, they’ll know what it feels like to be included and to win, in more ways than one.
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ramesh kathanadhi
Social Justice Domain
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Loving for All

Richard and Mildred Loving were plaintiffs in the historic Supreme Court ruling Loving v. Virginia, which struck down race restrictions on the freedom to marry. What follows is Mildred Loving’s public statement delivered on June 12, 2007, the 40th Anniversary of the decision.
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Mildred Loving
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Civics
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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The Tank Man

A black and white image of a man standing in front of a tank at Tiananmen Square.
Tiananmen Square is a large city square in Beijing, China, that has become known as a site of political protest. This photograph documents an infamous moment in the square’s history.
Grade Level
6-8
Stuart Franklin
Subject
Civics
History
Social Justice Domain