U.S. History

The U.S. and the Holocaust

By Ellen Resnek / Tuesday, November 1, 2022 / Comments Off on The U.S. and the Holocaust

About the Film The U.S. and the Holocaust is a three-part, six hour series that examines America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the twentieth century. Americans […]

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2023 Marching Down “Freedom’s Road”: Civil Rights to the Black Freedom Movement

By Rebecca / Tuesday, August 16, 2022 / Comments Off on 2023 Marching Down “Freedom’s Road”: Civil Rights to the Black Freedom Movement
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Reflecting on Juneteenth

By Ellen Resnek / Friday, June 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Reflecting on Juneteenth

Described as a second independence day, June 19th or Juneteenth marks the day that emancipation reached slaves in the furthest reaches of the South. While the Emancipation Proclamation proclaimed that […]

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Reflections of a Shared Journey – Day 7

By Ateret Cope / Saturday, February 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Reflections of a Shared Journey – Day 7

Ellen Resnek | Educational Programs and Outreach Manager, CWB We entered into our community of learners a band of educators, scholars, administrators and community change makers and in that space […]

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Mr. Charles Person, Freedom Rider

By Ateret Cope / Thursday, February 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Mr. Charles Person, Freedom Rider

Our honored guest was Charles Person, one of two surviving Freedom Riders to have made the trip in its entirety from Washington DC to New Orleans. The songs of the movement sustained him, he said, especially so when he knew that he should have felt fearful, and no song strengthened him more than “Oh Freedom.”

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Sites of Violence, Sites of Healing – Day 5

By Ateret Cope / Wednesday, February 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Sites of Violence, Sites of Healing – Day 5

Laura Thomson Sites of Violence, Sites of Healing Today we visited the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum, both located in Montgomery, Alabama. We were warned […]

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What Bridges Do We Have to Cross Today? – Day 4

By Ateret Cope / Tuesday, February 15, 2022 / Comments Off on What Bridges Do We Have to Cross Today? – Day 4

Jennifer Brown and Derek Chimner “We have come a great distance as a society, but we still have a great distance to go.”– Former Congressman John Lewis This was the […]

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“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived…” – Day 3

By Ateret Cope / Monday, February 14, 2022 / Comments Off on “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived…” – Day 3

Deb SmithSocial/Racial Justice CoordinatorYWCA Hanover Montgomery, Alabama ‘History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.’ -Maya Angelou As I continue […]

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The Beginning of a Beloved Community – Day 2

By Ateret Cope / Sunday, February 13, 2022 / Comments Off on The Beginning of a Beloved Community – Day 2

Lauren Hall | High School Administrator Day two began on Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard, the birthplace of the 1960-1965 Atlanta Student Movement and central location to 6 Historically Black Universities: […]

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It Seems Like We’ve Been Here Before

By Ateret Cope / Saturday, February 5, 2022 / Comments Off on It Seems Like We’ve Been Here Before

My title draws on the Harry Chapin song “Circle”, and its signature line, “It seems like I’ve been here before, I can’t remember when.” Though a song about love, it […]

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