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Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 2

 Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 2

After Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, people were incarcerated in inadequate and dehumanizing camps. See more »

Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 1

 Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 1

Roughly 122,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-American citizens were removed from their homes on the West Coast and incarcerated for much of the U.S. involvement in WWII. See more »

The Women's March on Versailles

 The Women's March on Versailles

In 1789, a group of protesters -- mostly women -- marched from Paris to Versailles to pressure King Louis XVI to address France's food shortage. See more »

Ira Frederick Aldridge, Famous Unknown Shakespearean

 Ira Frederick Aldridge, Famous Unknown Shakespearean

He was one of the first Americans to achieve fame as a Shakespearean actor, and the first black man to do so. See more »

Lucille Ball

 Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball was known for comedy, but worked in modeling, radio and film, as well as television. See more »

Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement

 Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement

Ed Roberts was a disability rights activist, known as the father of the Independent Living movement. See more »

Inês de Castro and Pedro I of Portugal

 Inês de Castro and Pedro I of Portugal

When Prince Pedro of Portugal was married off in the 1300s, he only had eyes for his new wife's lady in waiting. See more »

African Art History With Carol Thompson

 African Art History With Carol Thompson

Holly is joined in the studio by Carol Thompson, the Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art at the High Museum of Art. See more »

Great Zimbabwe

 Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe was a massive stone city in southeastern Africa that was a thriving trade center from the 11th to 15th centuries. See more »

Maria Montessori

 Maria Montessori

While she's mostly associated with education, Maria Montessori worked in several fields. See more »