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Americans Who Tell the Truth´s educational resources offers teachers, students and others more information about the portrait subjects. Whether you are looking for a website, a book, a research paper, a video or a radio show, check the individual portrait pages or this complete list of all resources posted to the site. 

Lawrence Lessig Inspired by Granny D: Ted Talk

Political reform, Citizenship, Money and Politics
Lawrence Lessig talks about citizenship and ending political corruption, inspired by Granny D and Aaron Swartz. read more...

Interview with Derrick Jensen by Jari Chevalier

Environmentalism, Revolution, Reform, Apocolypse
Interview with Derrick Jensen by Jari Chevalier published at Terrain.org. read more...

Edward Snowden TED Interview: Here's How We Take Back the Internet

Freedom of Speech, Right to Privacy, Internet, Individual Rights
Watch Edward Snowden, interviewed by Chris Anderson about his motives and the future of the internet. read more...

How Wolves Change Rivers by Sustainable Man

Sustainability, Wildlife, Conservation, Ecosystems
Watch Sustainableman.org's brilliant video on "How Wolves Change Rivers". read more...

Carlos Muñoz on Dr. King's Legacy

Civil Rights Movement, Education, Diversity
On January 24, 2013, Dr. Carlos Muñoz, Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and Samuel Proctor Oral History Program Advisory Board member, gave the following speech at Kent State University. Dr. read more...

Ai-Jen Poo Talk at TEDxMiddlebury

Workers Rights, Domestic Workers, Women's Rights, Immigration
Watch Ai-Jen Poo's TEDx Middlebury talk, "Building a Caring America". read more...

Ai-Jen Poo Interview in The Sun Magazine

Workers Rights, Domestic Workers, Women's Rights, Immigration
In its May 2013 issue, The Sun Magazine published Anna Blackshaw's long interview with Ai-Jen Poo. read more...

Organizing With Love by Ai-Jen Poo

Workers Rights, Domestic Workers, Women's Rights, Immigration
Ai-Jen Poo's article Organizing with Love: Lessons from the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Campaign. read more...

National Domestic Workers Alliance Website

Workers Rights, Domestic Workers, Women's Rights, Immigration
The National Domestic Workers Alliance website offers a variety of information about the cause of domestic workers in the United States and opportunities to get involved. read more...

Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission Website

Indigenous Issues and Rights, Truth and Reconciliation, Community Development
The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission website offers information about and connections to the commission. read more...

Maine Wabanaki REACH website

Indigenous Issues and Rights, Truth and Reconciliation, Community Development
The Maine Wabanaki REACH website describes the cross-cultural organization focused on the health welfare of the Wabanaki people. read more...

Photos from Clyde Kennard Portrait Unveiling

Civil Rights Movement, Education
A slideshow from the Clyde Kennard portrait unveiling at Busboys & Poets on November 14, 2013. read more...

David Swanson's Review of Classified Woman by Sibel Edmonds

Whistleblowers, Government Accountability
David Swanson reviews Sibel Edmond's book, Classified Woman. read more...

CBS 60 Minutes Interview with Sibel Edmonds

Whistleblowers, Government Accountability
In 2002, 60 Minutes ran an interview with Sibel Edmonds (see portrait here) entitled "Lost in Translation".To watch  Ed Bradley's conversation with Edmonds on the 60 Minutes site, click here.   read more...

The American Conservative Interview with Sibel Edmonds

Whistleblowers, Government Accountability
On November 1, 2009, The American Conservative published an extended and detailed interview with Sibel Edmonds. read more...

Vanity Fair Article on Sibel Edmonds by David Rose

Whistleblowers, Government Accountability
In September 2005, Vanity Fair magazine published an important article, detailing Sibel Edmonds' journey as a whistleblower. read more...

National Security Whistleblowers Association

Whistleblowers, Government Accountability
In 2004, Sibel Edmonds founded the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition. Explore the website here. read more...

Boiling Frogs Post

Whistleblowers, Government Accountability
Boiling Frogs Post is a website for independent news founded by Sibel Edmonds. read more...

Barry Bradford on Clyde Kennard

Civil Rights Movement, Education
Barry Bradford, the teacher who engaged his students in the work to exonerate Clyde Kennard, has written about this work. read more...

Zinn Education Project: Clyde Kennard

Civil Rights Movement
The Zinn Education Project has aggregated resources relating to Clyde Kennard and places him in the context of the long Civil Rights Movement. read more...

Northwestern University Center on Wrongful Convictions -- Clyde Kennard

Memorandum in Support of Application for Clemency of Clyde Kennard
The Center on Wrongful Convictions at the Northwestern University Law School compiled the legal arguments in favor of Clyde Kennard's exoneration. read more...

Timothy Minchin, John Salmond Scholarship on Kennard

Clyde Kennard's Life and Legacy
Professors Timothy Minchin and John Salmond have written the most complete and thoroughly researched biographical materials on Clyde Kennard. read more...

University of Southern Mississippi on Clyde Kennard Exoneration (with photos): David Tisdale

Clyde Kennard's Exoneration Hearing
The University of Southern Mississippi's David Tisdale, a Senior Writer in the Communications Department, reported from Clyde Kennard's exoneration hearing on May 16, 2006. read more...

Healthy Food: Robyn O'Brien's Talk at TedxAustin 2011

Food, Environmental Justice, Health
Robyn O'Brien at TEDxAustin from 2011 talking about our industrial agricultural system and health. read more...

Michelle Alexander: We Need to Connect the Dots

Poverty, Racism, Materialism, Militarism
Michelle Alexander is the author of the important book on mass incarceration, The New Jim Crow. read more...

Her Name is Jody Williams by David Swanson

War & Peace, Anti-War Movement
David Swanson writes about Jody Williams' new book, My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl's Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize. read more...

John Lewis: 50th Anniversary March on Washington

Civil Rights Movement, Government, Public Officials
Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis discusses race relations and voting rights with reporter Sheryl Stolberg. from The New York Times read more...

Diversifying the Voices in America´s Food Debate

Food, Environmental Justice, Health
The creator of The Black Girl's Guide to Weightloss, Erika Nicole Kendall, writes in Salon about how the "American Food Debate" is happening in poor communities and communities of color. read more...

Ron Finley, Guerrilla Gardener: TED Talk

Food, Environmental Justice, Health
Ron Finley encourages "Gangster Gardeners" to change the way we eat. "If a kid grows kale, a kid will eat kale." read more...

Zinn Education Project: Anne Braden -- Southern Patriot

Civil Rights Movement, Labor History, Women's History, Southern History
Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (1924-2006) is a first person documentary about the life of Anne McCarty Braden. read more...

Frederick Douglass: John Brown, An Address

Slavery
 Address by Frederick Douglass(This address is republished from the West Virginia Archives and History website.)MAY 30, 1881  JOHN BROWNAN ADDRESSBYFREDERICK DOUGLASS,AT THE FOURTEENTH ANNIVERSARYOFSTORER COLLEGE,HARPER’S FERRY, read more...

Robert Shetterly: 18 Ways To Consider John Brown

On Justice, Violence, and Social Change
  How shall the soul of a man be larger than the life he has lived?-- Edgar Lee Masters The supreme trick of mass insanity is that it persuades you that the only abnormal person is the one who refuses to join the madness of others, the read more...

Zinn Education Project: The Most Dangerous Man in America Teaching Guide

Media / Whistleblowing / US Foreign Policy / Anti-War Movements / History
Register as Zinnedproject.org to download the free teaching guide to "The Most Dangerous Man in America."  From the Zinn Education Project website: Teaching Activity. Zinn Education Project. 2010. read more...

Daniel Ellsberg's Website

Whistleblowing / Peace / Pentagon Papers / Secrecy
On Daniel Ellsberg's personal website, visitors will find his most recent articles and Op-Eds, archive links to past articles, interviews, Ellsberg's biography and contact information.       read more...

I'd Rather Be Dancing (Rachel's Song) by Jim Page

Listen to Jim Page´s powerful song about Rachel Corrie, "I´d Rather be Dancing." read more...

Helen Keller Writings and FBI File

Disablity / Education / Women's History
This interesting site links to a number of Helen Keller's letters and other works, including a letter to Eugene Debs, an article entitled "How I Became a Socialist", and Keller´s FBI file (PDF), which worried about her " read more...

Helen Keller's Birthplace

Disablity / Education / Women's History
The house where Helen Keller was born is now a museum in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Learn more about this historic site and the activities there at the website, helenkellerbirthplace.org. read more...

Zinn Education Project: The Truth About Helen Keller

Disablity / Education / Women's History
The Truth About Helen KellerArticle for Teachers and High School Students – PDF. (Register or Log in at zinnedproject.org to download the PDF.) By Ruth Shagoury. 6 pages. read more...

Ray McGovern's Website

CIA / American Intelligence / Foreign Wars
Keep abreast of Ray McGovern's writing, interviews, speaking engagements and more at his website, www.raymcgovern.com.         read more...

Ray McGovern Interviewed by Rob Shetterly

CIA / American Intelligence / Foreign Wars
Americans Who Tell the Truth artist and activist Robert Shetterly talks with former CIA agent Ray McGovern, one of the subjects in the AWTT portrait series, for WERU Community Radio.Listen here.From Ray McGovern’s website:‘Ray came from h read more...

Ralph Nader: On Big Business Control of U.S. Government

Government Corruption / Corporate Influence
Describing the United States as an "advanced Third World country," longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader calls for a new mass movement to challenge the power corporations have in Washington. read more...

David Korten: The Three Cosmologies & A Sacred Story for Our Time

Religion / Politics / Sustainability
In this provocative article, Religion, Science, and Spirit: A Sacred Story for Our Time, David Korten examines the potential for a cosmology that integrates science and spirituality and that would offer a narrative to guide humans to  a more har read more...

Get Apocalyptic or Get Out of the Way by Robert Jensen

Ecological Crisis / Sustainability / Social Justice
The following excerpt is reprinted with permission of the author and Yes! Magazine. read more...

Margaret Chase Smith: Declaration of Conscience

Cold War / Freedom of Speech
On June 1, 1950, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith delivered a speech that she called a "Declaration of Conscience." In it, she made a strong call for every American's  rights to criticize, hold unpopular beliefs, protest, and to read more...

Anthony Perry´s School to Prison Pipeline Conference: March 2013

Ecucation / Civil Rights / School to Prison Pipeline / Young Activists
Anthony Perry, a senior at St. Francis High School in Louisville, Kentucky organized a conference held at the Muhammad Ali Center on the school to prison pipeline. read more...

Teacher Beth Sanders Uses AWTT in her 11th Grade Social Studies Class

Teaching Americans Who Tell the Truth
"How can an individual influence the path of a nation?" Tarrant High School (Tarrant, Alabama) social studies teacher Beth Sanders asked her 11th graders this essential question during the 2012-2013 school year. read more...

Amiri Baraka Talks About Paul Robeson

Arts / Music / Civil Rights
Amiri Baraka tells the story of Paul Robeson´s life and commitment to social justice. read more...

American Masters: Paul Robeson

Arts / Music / Social History
PBS´s American Masters website offers a number of resources on Paul Robeson, including:A Career TimelineA BiographyTools for Teachers read more...

Paul Robeson Sings "Ol´ Man River"

Arts / Music / Social History
Listen and watch Paul Robeson sing Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II´s famous song, "Ol´ Man River." This recording was made in 1936.  read more...

Jonathan Kozol: Books

Education / Social Justice
What follows is a list of books written by Jonathan Kozol. read more...

Jonathan Kozol: Education in America

Education / Social Justice
Jonathan Kozol talks about "Education in America" at Amherst College. read more...

Jonathan Kozol: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

Education / Social Justice
Jonathan Kozol speaks in 2005 about his book "The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America." read more...

Jonathan Kozol Websites

Education / Social Justice
Jonathan Kozol´s official website offers some information on the author, a list of his books, and some resources -- provided by Random House -- for educators. This website, created by three Boston students offers some more interesting info read more...

Muhammad Ali: The Parkinson Interview

Civil Rights / Sports
Britain´s "greatest talk show host" Sir Michael Parkinson interviews Muhammad Ali. read more...

When We Were Kings Documentary

Civil Rights / Sports
This Oscar winning, 1996 film deals not only with Muhammad Ali the boxer places one of the most famous men in the world in a historical cultural and political context. read more...

Muhammad Ali Center

Civil Rights and Social Change
The Muhammad Ali Center in the great boxer and activist´s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky is "a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life of Muhammad Ali. read more...

Small Planet Institute

Environmentalism / Economics / Healt & Food Issues
Frances Moore Lappé and her daughter, Anna Lappé, founded the Small Planet Institute in 2001 to "further a historic transition: a worldwide shift from the dominant, failing notion of democracy — as something done to us or for us — to read more...

Frances Moore Lappé Interview: Getting A Grip

Sustainability / Community
In this interview with Mike McCormick, producer of the KEXP radio show, Mind Over Matters, Frances Moore Lappé discusses her book, Getting A Grip: Clarity, Creativity and Courage in a World Gone Mad. read more...

Zinn Education Project: American History Through Music

Arts / Music / Social History
In an article first published in Rethinking Schools, music historian, Rick Mitchell talks about examining Americans history through our music. read more...

Pete Seeger & Bruce Springsteen: "This Land is Your Land"

Arts / Music / Social History
Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen perform "This Land is Your Land" at President Obama´s first inauguration. read more...

Woody Guthrie Sings "This Land Is Your Land"

Arts / Music / Social & Labor History
Listen to Woody Guthrie sing "This Land is Your Land". Read about the history of the cultural history of the lyrics (below) at the Zinn Education Project website. This Land Is Your LandWords and Music by Woody GuthrieThis land is read more...

Official Woody Guthrie Website

Arts / Music / Social History
The official Woody Guthrie website offers a number of resources for teachers, students and scholars. Resources include:A biography that covers a number of different periods in Woody´s life. The lyrics of all of Woody´s songs, li read more...

Kathy Kelly on Democracy Now!

War and Peace / Foreign Relations / Militarism
Kathy Kelly is interviewed frequently by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! read more...

"War Is Not a Game": Kathy Kelly

War and Peace / Foreign Relations / Militarism
Kathy Kelly gives a talk in 2009 entitled "War Is Not a Game" about a trip to Gaza. read more...

Kathy Kelly on Common Dreams

War and Peace / Foreign Relations / Militarism
Follow  Kathy Kelly´s articles on the progressive news website Common Dreams, whose mission is to "To Inform. To Inspire. To ignite change for the common good."  read more...

Other Lands Have Dreams by Kathy Kelly

War and Peace / Foreign Relations / Militarism
From the publisher: In the spring of 2004, human rights activist Kathy Kelly, twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was sent to Pekin Federal Prison for leading a protest at the School of the Americas. read more...

Voices for Creative Nonviolence: Kathy Kelly

At the Voices of Creative Nonviolence (read about the organization´s work here) website, visitors can read about Kathy Kelly and discover a comprehensive list of articles she has written and transcripts of interviews with her. read more...

Rethinking Schools: What Would You Have Done To End Slavery?

Civil Rights / Slavery / Citizenship
Rethinking Schools and the Zinn Education Project offer a teaching activity that challenges students to put themselves in the shoes of the abolitionists and to think about what they would have done, as citizens, to end slavery in 19th centu read more...

Voices of a People´s History: Alfre Woodard Reads Sojourner Truth

Civil Rights / Slavery / Women´s Rights
As part of a February 2007 Voices of a People´s History of the United States event, Alfre Woodard reads Sojourner Truth´s famous, "Ain't I a Woman?" speech. read more...

Jump At the Sun: A Documentary About Zora Neale Hurston

Arts / Literature / Civil Rights
See the trailer to documentary, Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun. Read more about the film in the Resources section on the Zora Neale Hurston portrait page. read more...

Alice Walker Reads From "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Arts / Literature / Civil Rights
Listen to Alice Walker read from Zora Neale Hurston´s beautiful novel,Their Eyes Were Watching God. read more...

Zinn Education Project: Zora and Me

At the Zinn Education Project website, visitors can read about Victoria Bond and T.R. read more...

The Official Zora Neale Hurston Website

Arts / Literature / Civil Rights
The official Zora Neale Hurston website offers a number of resources and links for educators who use Hurston´s work in the classroom. read more...

Bill Bigelow of Rethinking Schools Gets Scholastic to Stop Sending Pro-Coal Pamphlet

Environmentalism / Education
In a 2011 article, Journalist Anne Laufe wrote for The Oregonian about how Bill Bigelow, curriculum editor for Rethinking Schools, convinced the publishing giant, Scholastic, to stop sending pro-coal industry pamphlets to teachers. read more...

Zinn Education Project: On Coal River Film and Study Guide

Environmentalism / Economics / Politics
The Zinn Education Project introduces educators to the award-winning documentary film, On Coal River. The film´s website offers a free, 59 page Educators Guide. read more...

Wendell Berry Reading at Warren Wilson College, 2011

Arts / Literature / Community
Wendell Berry read for an hour from his Port William stories at Warren Wilson College on November 9, 2011. read more...

Wendell Berry Reads A Poem About Hope and Place

Environmentalism / Community
Bill McKibben introduces Wendell Berry in 2009 at George Washington University. Scroll down to watch the video of Berry reading a poem about hope and place.  The text of the poem is below. read more...

Wendell Berry: I Love Mountains Day, 2008

Environmentalism / Economics / Politics
Wendell Berry speaks at Kentuckians for the Commonwealth´s "I Love Mountains Day" in 2008. read more...

Wendell Berry: 2012 Jefferson Lecture

Sustainability / Community
 On the National Endowment of the Humanities website, you can watch Wendell Berry deliver his 2012 Jefferson Lecture, entitled "It All Turns on Affection." Read the text of the lecture here. From Berry´s lecture:[Wallace Ste read more...

Marjorie Kelly on the Emerging Model of Economic Cooperatives

Business / Economics
This article, by Marjorie Kelly was published on the Yes! read more...

William Sloane Coffin´s Sermons

Civil Rights / Peace / Religion
At this website, a labor of love created by William Sloane Coffin´s son, David, visitors can purchase and listen to audio recordings of Rev. read more...

Wendell Berry Author Site

Environmentalism / Literature
This is Wendell Berry´s excellent author site. read more...

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Dubois

Civil Rights / Jim Crow
Listen to Torias Uncle read the The Forethought and Chapter 1 of The Souls of Black Folks. read more...

W.E.B. Dubois Institute at Harvard University

African American Research
Harvard´s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute is named after Harvard´s first African American PhD graduate. read more...

Noam Chomsky In His Own Words

Social and Economic Justice
AWTT asked Noam Chomsky if there was a single moment that turned him into an activist, a "Moment of Truth." This is his response:My political awareness begins with my earliest memories during the Depression -- pathetic people coming to read more...

Teaching Tolerance Lesson Plan on Ida B. Wells

Civil Rights / Jim Crow
This lesson plan challenges students to consider the "effectiveness of nonconformity", through the lens of Ida B. read more...

Ida B. Wells-Barnett House in Chicago

Civil Rights / Jim Crow
The National Park Service designated Ida B. Wells-Barnett´s house in Chicago as a National Historic Landmark. read more...

PBS Series "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow"

Civil Rights and Social Change
The website associated with the PBS series "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow: Emancipation Ended Slavery, But Not Its Legacy" is an excellent resource for teachers and students alike. The website includes biographies of a number of people read more...

Ida B. Wells Foundation Website

Civil Rights
The Ida B. Wells website, "created and maintained" by her relatives, has information about the Ida B. Wells Foundation, the Ida B. read more...

Remembering Granny D on Democracy Now!

Campaign Finance Reform
Doris Granny D Haddock, one of the leading fighters for campaign finance reform in the United States, died on Tuesday at the age of 100. read more...

Doris "Granny D" Haddock Speech from 2007

War and Peace / Getting Money Out of Politics
97-year-old Granny D gives a speech at the Fighting Bob Fest in Baraboo, Wisconsin. read more...

Voices of a People´s History: Danny Glover Reads Frederick Douglass

Civil Rights / Slavery
Actor Danny Glover reads abolitionist Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" (July 5, 1852). read more...

Voices of a People´s History: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass

Civil Rights / Slavery
James Earl Jones reads excerpts from Frederick Douglass' speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" (July 5, 1852). read more...

Rethinking Schools: Who Freed the Slaves?

Civil Rights / Slavery
Who Freed the Slaves? In this student handout, Bill Bigelow challenges students to question the traditional narrative about how slavery ended in the United States. Register at the Zinn Education Project site to download this PDF.  read more...

American Indians in Children´s Literature

Indigenous Rights / Native American History
Established in 2006, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society. On the site read more...

Voices of a People´s History: Q´Orianka Kilcher Reads Chief Joseph

Indigenous Rights / Native American History
Q'Orianka Kilcher reads Chief Joseph's account of his 1879 trip to Washington, DC. read more...

Chief Joseph Speaks and Lesson Plans: PBS Archives of the West

Native American History
With the resources collected in its "Archives of the West", PBS has created a fantastic resource for teachers based on an eight part documentary The West, that aired for the first time in 1996. Resources include excerpts from Chief Jos read more...

Fight in The Fields, PBS Documentary Related Resources

Workers Rights, Civil Rights, Chicano Rights
“No film in recent years has moved me as much as The Fight in the Fields. At a the time when the history of our working people is being erased, this marvelous movie rekindles our memory of this gallant battle. read more...

Chicano! Struggle in the Fields a PBS Documentary

Civil Rights, Chicano Rights, Workers Rights
Chicano! The Struggle in the Fields presents a history of the Mexican American fight for Civil Rights. read more...

Randy Shaw talks about Beyond the Fields and Cesar Chavez: Part 2

Workers Rights
Part 2 of Randy Shaw´s talk about his book, Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. read more...

Randy Shaw talks about Beyond the Fields and Cesar Chavez: Part 1

Workers Rights
Part 1 of Randy Shaw´s talk about his book, Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century. read more...

United Farm Workers: Cesar Chavez History

Workers Rights

The United Farm Workers site offers a more extended biography of Cesar Chavez and the history of his activism. 

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Cesar Chavez Foundation

Workers Rights
The Cesar Chavez Foundation´s mission is to "enrich and improve the lives of farm worker and Latino families outside the work place by meeting their essential human, cultural, and community needs.
 Latinos are the largest and fastest-growi read more...

Cesar Chavez Interview During the Delano Grape Strike

Labor / Worker´s Rights / Civil Rights
Watch Cesar Chavez being interviewed during the Delano Grape Strike. Strikers have been shot and Chavez wants to know who is behind it. read more...

Martin Luther King Jr. Delivers His "I Have A Dream" Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. / Civil Rights Movement
Watch and listen as Martin Luther King Jr. delivers what was to be his most famous speech, "I Have a Dream", at the March on Washington. read more...

Robert F. Kennedy Announcing Martin Luther King Jr.´s Death

Martin Luther King Jr. / Civil Rights Movement
In a moment of profound national grief and pain, Robert F. Kennedy, who had lost his own brother only five years early and would be assassinated himself within months, announces the death of Martin Luther King Jr. read more...

Nina Simone performing "Why?"

Martin Luther King Jr. / Civil Rights Movement

Three days after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, Nina Simone sang this song. It was performed on April 7, 1968 at the at the Westbury Music Fair and was written by Gene Taylor, Simone´s bass player.  

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Zinn Education Project: Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. / Civil Rights Movement
There are a great number of resources for teachers about Dr. King. Here is a selection of some of the best Martin Luther King Jr. read more...

Documentary: At the River I Stand (1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers´ Strike)

Martin Luther King Jr. / Civil Rights Movement
At The River I Stand is a powerful film about Memphis Santitation Workers´Strike and Marting Luther King Jr. It was directed by David Appleby, Allison Graham and Steven Ross. read more...

Documentary: Brother Outsider - The Life of Bayard Rustin

Civil Right / Gay Rights
He was there at most of the important events of the Civil Rights Movement — but always in the background. read more...

Discussion about 1963 March on Washington: James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston

Civil Rights and March on Washington
James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Sidney Poitier, David Schoenbrun, and Joseph Mankiewicz discuss the 1963 March on Washington in this remarkable film. read more...

Zinn Education Project: Lawrence 1912, The Singing Strike

Labor / Worker´s Rights
This activity provided by the Zinn Education Project and Rethinking Schools embodies a couple of key insights of Howard Zinn’sA People’s History of the United States. One is that history is not inevitable. read more...

Zinn Education Project: Labor Matters

Labor / Worker´s Rights
This lesson, written by the Southern Poverty Law Center´s Teaching Tolerance and posted by Zinn Ed, introduces students to the origins of the minimum wage and the 40-hour workweek. read more...

Zinn Education Project: Howard Zinn Talks to Social Studies Teachers

Academics and Activism/Patriotism
Howard Zinn gave a keynote speech to more than 800 teachers at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in Houston on November 16, 2008.See the whole talk, a partial transcript, and links to other resources here read more...

In His Own Words: Howard Zinn on Becoming a Radical

Activism
I grew up in a family of working-class immigrants, living in tenements in Brooklyn. Our living quarters were rather miserable and we kids spent most of our time out in the streets. read more...

The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress

The Civil War, Abraham Lincoln
At this remarkable collection you can read the original draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, review a timeline of the events leading too and resulting from the Emancipation Proclamation, and find out more about the assassination of the 16th presid read more...

Zinn Education Project: The Civil War

The Civil War, Emancipation
The Zinn Education Project and Rethinking Schools have created a lesson plan that challenges our understanding of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln´s motives and takes a closer look at the Emancipation Proclamation and the original 13th Amendment. read more...

Related Civil Rights Portraits

Civil Rights
Related Civil Rights Activists: Claudette Colvin: Compare her story, in particular, to that of Rosa Parks. Martin Luther King Jr.Rosa Parks: Look at Claudette Colvin´s story for more context. Barbara JohnsElla BakerAlice Walker&n read more...

Highlander Research and Education Center

Civil Rights and Social Change
Americans Who Tell the Truth seeks to use Rosa Parks' story as an example of activists organizing, civil disobedience and the need for communities to act in solidarity to achieve intentional outcomes. read more...

Zinn Education Project: Rosa Parks, Myths, Lessons & Books

Civil Rights and Rosa Parks
The Zinn Education Project offers a number of resources relating to Rosa Parks. read more...

A Sense of Wonder -- a Dramatic Interpretation of Carson´s Last Year of Life

Rachel Carson
This dramatic presentation of Rachel Carson in her last year of life is highly recommended for the classroom. read more...

Bill Moyers on Rachel Carson

Silent Spring / The Fight Against DDT
This 2007 report on Rachel Carson by truth teller, Bill Moyers, talks about the impact of Carson´s book Silent Spring. It includes a brief written history, a video report and a transcript of the video. read more...

Comprehensive Website about Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson
This excellent website includes a list of books by Rachel Carson, books about Rachel Carson, a research guide, a timeline, and much, much more.www.rachelcarson.org.  read more...

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

War and Peace
John Hunter has his fourth graders read "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu.Visit the website, Sonshi, which is dedicated to studying The Art of War and is "the largest and most popular website for Sun Tzu's Art of War, and is the gatherin read more...

World Peace Game Website

World Peace

John Hunter´s Ted Talk, "World Peace and Other Forth Grade Achievements"

World Peace

Listen to John Hunter´s acclaimed 2011 Ted Talk. 

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The Thoreau Society

Studying Henry David Thoreau
The Thoreau Society is a group devoted to Henry Thoreau. It's made up of scholars, writers, farmers, activists...in fact, anybody who considers him or herself a Thoreauvian. read more...

Concord Free Public Library

Thoreaus Maps and the Transcendentalists
The Thoreau Surveys at the Concord Free Public Library. The CFPL is a treasure whose archives are bulging with sources on all the major Concord transcendentalists, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Alcott family. read more...

Mapping Thoreau Country

Tracing Thoreau´s Path
"Mapping Thoreau Country," a wonderful digital cartographic project tracing Thoreau's rambles throughout Massachusetts. http://www.mappingthoreaucountry.org/ read more...

Books By Thoreau

Thoreau´s Writing
The best stop for a comprehensive account of Thoreau's writings (journals, books, published essays, letters ephemera) is at the website "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau," overseen by Thoreau expert Elizabeth Witherell. read more...

Frances Crowe Interviewed on Video

Frances Crowe discusses her involvement in the anti-war movement, bringing Democracy Now! to Northampton and other events in her life. read more...

A Protester For the Ages: The Boston Globe

Frances Crowe
The Boston Globe published an article on Frances Crowe, "A Protester for the Ages" on September 13, 2010, when Crowe was 91 years old. read more...

Frances Crowe Oral History: Sophia Smith Collection

Women Activists/Anti-war Movement
In 2008, Smith College student Sarah Hunter interviewed Frances Crowe for several hours. The transcript of that interview is made available by Smith College´s Sophia Smith Collection. read more...

Catharine Sedgwick: Slavery in New England

The Story of the Life of Mumbet Freeman
Click to read Catharine Sedgwick´s story of Elizabeth "Mumbet" Freeman on the Massachusetts Historical Society´s website.From the masshist.org website: This manuscript story of the life of Mumbet was written by author Catharine read more...

Book: Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement by Barbara Ransby

History of the Civil Rights Movement
 To purchase this book from Powell´s Books, click here.  Publisher Comments:One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Bak read more...

Zinn Education Project: Ella Josephine Baker

Ella Baker Biography, History, Lessons and Resources
The Zinn Education Project offers lessons, resources, a biography and much more for those who want to learn more about Ella Baker. Click here to go to their page.Ella Josephine Baker (Dec. 13, 1903 – Dec. read more...

Video: "Ella´s Song" Performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock

Civil Rights Music and History
Listen to Sweet Honey in the Rock perform Bernice Johnson Reagon´s great "Ella´s Song" about the Civil Rights activist, Ella Baker. You can read the lyrics to the song on Ms. Johnson Reagon´s website.  read more...

Interview with Ella Baker: Southern Oral History Program

The life of a Civil Rights Activist
Civil rights activist and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) mentor Ella Josephine Baker outlines her family history, traces her growing radical tendencies, and explains the catalysts that pushed her into public activism. read more...

Video: Russell Libby´s TEDxDirigo Talk

Russell Libby Talks about getting "Beyond the Roadrunner Economy"
Russell Libby (read his BIO and see is AWTT Portrait here) planted his first garden after getting free seeds at the end of fourth grade. read more...

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Website

A link to the country´s largest state organic farmer´s organization.
Learn more about MOFGA, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association by exploring their website. Visitors will find an excellent source for environmental and sustainable agricultural news, as well as specific MOFGA programs. read more...

Michelle Alexander´s Article in The American Prospect

Alexander on Discovering The New Jim Crow Problem
Read Michelle Alexander´s article in The American Prospect about coming to understand "The New Jim Crow" problem. The first time I encountered the idea that our criminal-justice system functions much like a racial caste system, I read more...

Video: Michelle Alexander Lecture at the Demos Organization: February 18, 2010

Video of Michelle Alexander Lecturing on The New Jim Crow
Listen to Michelle Alexander´s lecture at the Demos Organization from February 18, 2010. read more...

NPR: Michelle Alexander on Fresh Air

Michelle Alexander interviewed by Dave Davies
Listen to Dave Davies´ January 16, 2012 interview with Michelle Alexander for Fresh Air. read more...

The Sun Magazine Interview with Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander Interview
Click here to read Arnie Cooper´s 2011 interview, "Throwing Away the Key" with Michelle Alexander for The Sun Magazine.  Arnie Cooper: In the preface to your book you say you wrote it for “people like me — t read more...

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Michelle Alexander´s book on race and the US prison system.
 Synopsis:The New Jim Crow was initially published with a modest first printing and reasonable expectations for a hard-hitting book on a tough topic. read more...

In His Own Words: Bill Ayers on 1968 and the Weather Underground

1968 and the potential for a new American Revolution
AWTT asked Bill Ayers to explain the thought that went into forming the Weather Underground and planning and executing the disruptive "vandalism" that that group became known for in the late 1960s. read more...

Zoe Weil: TEDx Talk on Humane Education

Humane Education, Creating a Generation of Solutionaries
AWTT Truth Teller, Zoe Weil talks about creating a generation of "solutionaries" and providing "every student with the knowledge, tools and motivation to to be conscientious choicemakers and engaged changemakers for a restored, healthy and humane wor read more...

Mary Anne Driscoll Sings AWTT

Jazz, Democracy, Peace
The Democracy Song is composed by jazz musician Mary Anne Driscoll from the words of Peace Leader and author Paul K. Chappell, whose portrait is included in Maine artist Robert Shetterly's "Americans Who Tell the Truth" series. read more...

Zinn Education Project: John Brown´s Last Speech

The People Speak: Josh Brolin reading John Brown
Film clip. Josh Brolin reads John Brown’s Last Speech delivered on November 2, 1859. From Voices of a People’s History of the United States. read more...

AWTT at the Ali Center

The opening of the AWTT Exhibit at the Muhammad Ali Center
An exhibit of 42 AWTT portraits opened at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of August 2012 and can be seen there until November 7, 2012. read more...

Operation Breaking Stereotypes

Welcome to My World Video
Following an Operation Breaking Stereotypes exchange in 2007, Welcome to My World tells the story of two groups of teenagers from disparate walks of life and what happens when they come together. Operation Breaking Stereotypes is an AWTT partner. read more...

Teacher Tool: AWTT Portrait Study Cycle

Methods for Integrating AWTT Portraits into the Classroom
 AWTT´s Portrait Study Cycle is intended to give teachers a variety of ways to use the portraits in classrooms. read more...

Zinn Education Project: Lesson on Women´s Suffrage

Seneca Falls Convention; Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Susan B. Anthony; Frederick Douglass
 "A role play allows students to examine issues of race and class when exploring both the accomplishments and limitations of the Seneca Falls Convention." Published by Rethinking Schools, this classroom excercise includes AWTT sub read more...

AWTT FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Educators and Others Interested in the Project
 The following are a set of questions that have been asked of us at AWTT over the years. Hopefully, they will help you better understand the potential for this project in your classroom, library, church or other organization. read more...

Jonathan Kozol´s New Book: Fire In The Ashes

Read an excerpt from Kozol´s book.
 The below text is from Kozol´s Website, jonathankozol.com:In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prizewinning books Rach read more...

AWTT Unit of Study: High School

Creating Opportunities for the Beloved Community
  Unit of Study Title:“Creating Opportunities for the Beloved Community”This Unit of Study, designed for students of high school age and older, is rooted in Martin Luther King Jr.´s concept of the “beloved community. read more...

AWTT Unit of Study: Elementary School

I am not a Resident. I am a Citizen.
 Unit of Study Title:    “I Am Not a Resident. read more...

AWTT Unit of Study: Middle School

Citizenship: Ask Questions Seek Solutions
  Unit of Study Title:Citizenship: “Ask Questions. read more...

Teacher Tool: Getting Acquainted with AWTT

Understanding the Goals of the AWTT Project
Getting Acquainted with AWTTThe following is a set of background information that will help prepare you to teach the AWTT Portraits, Resources and Educational Materials. read more...

Teacher Tool: A Teaching Guide to the AWTT Portraits and Resources

Beginning to Use the Portrait Pages in the Classroom
Due to the fact that we have recently relaunched our website, some of the Resources, Moments of Truth, and Teacher Tools are not yet available on the Portrait Pages. read more...

Code Pink website

Peace & Justice Activism

Use the Code Pink website to find out about current peace activism.

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Robert Shetterly at St. Edward´s University

Lily Yeh and Robert Shetterly
In January 2012, Robert Shetterly spent a week as an artist-in-residence at St. Edward´s University in Austin, Texas. He and the artist and activist, Lily Yeh, were there at the invitation of the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance. read more...

Barefoot Artists

Lily Yeh´s Organization and Website

Explore Lily Yeh´s work at barefootartists.org

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Village of Arts and Humanities

Lily Yeh´s first project in Philadelphia.

Explore the Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia where Lily Yeh began exploring the potential of community art projects.

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