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Speaking With Auschwitz Survivor Michael Bornstein

 Speaking With Auschwitz Survivor Michael Bornstein

Holly interviews Auschwitz survivor Michael Bornstein and his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat about their book 'Survivors Club.' 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 »

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 »

Maria Montessori

 Maria Montessori

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

Unearthed! Piltdown Man

 Unearthed! Piltdown Man

The Piltdown Man is one of the world’s most infamous instances of scientific fraud, and it derailed the study of evolution for decades. See more »

The Palmer Raids, Part 2

 The Palmer Raids, Part 2

After WWI, thousands of immigrants in the U.S. were rounded up, many without cause or warrant, and kept in horrifying conditions. See more »

The Palmer Raids, Part 1

 The Palmer Raids, Part 1

After WWI, there was a great deal of fear that Communist revolutionaries would try to take over the country. See more »

Alabama Governor George Wallace

 Alabama Governor George Wallace

Wallace was one of the most prominent voices against the Civil Rights Movement and its objectives. See more »

James Webb and NASA’s Early Days

 James Webb and NASA’s Early Days

People are often surprised to learn that the namesake for the James Webb Space Telescope wasn't a scientist or engineer, but a lawyer and bureaucrat. See more »

The Attica Prison Uprising (Part 2)

 The Attica Prison Uprising (Part 2)

The riot at Attica Correctional Facility in September 1971 remains a significant moment in the history of the U.S. prison system. See more »