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The History of African-American Social Dance

Af Am Social dance/ted
Why do we dance? African-American social dances started as a way for enslaved Africans to keep cultural traditions alive and retain a sense of inner freedom. They remain an affirmation of identity and independence. In this electric demonstration, packed with live performances, choreographer, educator and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown explores what happens when communities let loose and express themselves by dancing together.
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Camille A. Brown
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History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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The Atlantic Slave Trade: What too few textbooks told you

Atlantic Slave Trade
Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade-which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas-stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice.
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Anthony Hazard
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History
Economics
Geography
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Informational

Remarks on Signing the Immigration Act of 1965

The Immigration Act of 1965 abolished the "country-of-origin" immigration quota system and established a system of entry based on skills and family relationships with U.S. residents. In addition to his remarks about these changes, President Johnson announced asylum for Cuban refugees.
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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Civics
History
Economics
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The Christmas I Will Never Forget

Sixteen-year-old Brandon Garcia talks about his difficult journey from Guatemala to the United States and some of the challenges he’s faced since immigrating to the States.
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I Learn America
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Civics
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

Esperanza Rising

After her father's death, Esperanza and her mother are left with few options and forced to flee to America. The immigration officers are only the first obstacle they must face. Beyond them, the Great Depression and an uncertain future awaits.
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Pam Muñoz Ryan
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Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

La Linea

In their trek from Mexico to the U.S. border, this young group is reminded that dangers lurk beneath them and hang over their heads every day and every night.
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Ann Jaramillo
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Social Justice Domain