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Stories of Heroism and Hope

Movements for Freedom and Justice


We Hold These Truths

  • The Declaration of Independence and the Problem of Slavery
  • Loving v. Virginia and Interracial Marriage
  • Native Americans and the American Revolution
  • “Indians” vs. Many Tribes: Native American Diversity
  • Chief John Ross and the Cherokee
  • E Pluribus Unum: 4th of July Celebrations Across American Cultures
  • Learning From The Amistad 
  • Sarah and Angelina Grimke: First American Women Advocates for Abolition and Women’s Rights
  • National Anthems and American Ideals
  • Immigration and Hyphenated Americanism
  • John L. O’Sullivan, The Democratic Review,  and “Manifest Destiny”
  • Abraham Lincoln’s Life and Legacy
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
  • Human Rights, Civil Rights, Group Rights

Character Strengths and Civic Virtues