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The Child's Defender

In this interview, Marian Wright Edelman expresses the importance of each American sending children “signals of fairness and tolerance” and helping to give them “a life that transcends boundaries of race, class, gender and other differences.”
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Marian Wright Edelman and Sara Bullard
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Civics
Economics
Social Justice Domain
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President Obama's Address on the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

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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
Subject
Civics
History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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The Great Immigration Debate

Patricia Smith explores the nation's divide over how to deal with illegal immigration. She outlines the role of immigration in our history, notes the "wariness" felt over immigration ever since, and questions when and how Congress might act on the issue.
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Patricia Smith
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Civics
History
Economics
Social Justice Domain
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White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

McIntosh's article details the ways in which white people—male and female—are given unacknowledged advantages. She focuses on situations in which skin-color is the dominant priveleging factor (over class, religion, ethnic status, or geographic location) but acknowledges that many of these attributes are interconnected.
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Peggy McIntosh
Subject
Civics
Economics
Social Justice Domain
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The First Americans

The Grand Council Fire of American Indians wrote this letter in response to the Chicago mayor's 1927 campaign against the use of British textbooks in public schools. The letter condemns the misrepresentation of Native American history in schools.
Grade Level
6-8
The Grand Council Fire of American Indians
Subject
Civics
History
Social Justice Domain