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Hidden Figures: Black History

Ted-Ed via YouTube


This series of videos features particular people who have contributed to the civil rights movement in various ways, as well as overall issues.

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Notes of a native son: The world according to James Baldwin - Christina Greer.
How one journalist risked her life to hold murderers accountable - Christina Greer.
The electrifying speeches of Sojourner Truth - Daina Ramey Berry.
The hidden life of Rosa Parks - Riché D. Richardson.
"Ode to the Only Black Kid in the Class" poem by Clint Smith.
Why should you read Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”? - Yen Pham.
The chaotic brilliance of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat - Jordana Moore Saggese.
The life, legacy & assassination of an African revolutionary - Lisa Janae Bacon.
The breathtaking courage of Harriet Tubman - Janell Hobson.
The exceptional life of Benjamin Banneker - Rose-Margaret Ekeng-Itua.
Why should you read sci-fi superstar Octavia E. Butler? - Ayana Jamieson and Moya Bailey.
The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard.
An unsung hero of the civil rights movement - Christina Greer.
Debunking the myth of the Lost Cause: A lie embedded in American history - Karen L. Cox.
Ugly History: The U.S. Syphilis Experiment - Susan M. Reverby.

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