PBS’s Frontline: A Class Divided

The year was 1968. Tension was at an all-time high level. Students didn’t like the idea of going to fight a war that made no sense. Racists didn’t like the idea that there was a movement to provide equal rights to all colors of man. And the leader of the Civil Rights movement, Martin Luther King, had just been murdered.
Times were tough. The world was insane. One teacher decided it was time to do something.
Her name was Jane Elliott. The lesson she taught her class was unforgettable, and is still being talked about today.

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PollingReport.com

We have always been fascinated by polls. And while some polls are definitely slanted to reflect the desired results of the poller, there is safety in numbers, meaning a multiplicity of polls displaying similar results is a good judge of public opinion.
With that, I present today’s FamilyFirst pick: PollingReport.com.
There are all sorts of polls here, including approval ratings for the President, former Presidents, and other political figures.

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National Civil Rights Museum

Every January we, as a country, celebrate the birthday of a great American, Dr. Martin Luther King. We will remember the work that he accomplished, and the messages that he both brought to us, and has left with us to deal with, each in our own way. But it is important that we think about … Read more…

Save Our Sounds

The music we hear on the radio and television not only provides information and entertainment, but it also tells about our society and what our world is like. The sounds that are we hear today will be studied and interpreted in the future so our descendants will understand how we live. Today’s FamSite has that … Read more…

The National Civil Rights Museum

Yesterday, we visited a home in Memphis, Tennessee, where one of the great entertainers of all time lived. Today we will stay in Memphis, but visit a site with a different message, but one that came to national prominence at about the same time as the site we visited yesterday. Called The National Civil Rights … Read more…