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"There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel

 

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American History

Jump Back in Time
Listen to America's Story: The founding of a new nation, the war that tore our country in two, the great war that shook the world, and the voyage to the moon.

African-Americans in History
See the vital role that African-Americans have played in shaping America's history and culture; from Booker T. Washington to Colin Powell.

African-American History
Explore current and past African American issues such as slavery, the million-man march, and discrimination.


Not for Ourselves Alone
If you could write the Bill of Rights what would they be? See what other kids had to say. Also learn about the day in the life of an African-American, a Native American, an Irish Immigrant and more.

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