At the turn of the 20th century, young British adventurer Gertrude Bell left England to travel thousands of miles across Persia, Turkey, and Arabia. Learn more about her!

On March 21, 1965, the Selma to Montgomery march mobilized 3,200 civil rights demonstrators around the issue of African American voting rights. The peaceful march ended with assaults by state police that were broadcast on national TV. Examine the significant role of news media in the civil rights movement.

Alice Walker discusses how Zora Neale Hurston’s ability to portray black people as “undiminished human beings” shaped her as a writer. 

She’s the first Native American to become a medical doctor at a time in history when even the most privileged white woman faced an uphill battle.

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