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A House Divided: September 6, 2009 - September 12, 2009

UCLA Screens "Within Our Gates"

The 1920 movie, "Within Our Gates," by director Oscar Micheaux, is considered a response to the earlier, highly controversial "Birth of a Nation" by D. W. Griffith that glorified the Ku Klux Klan. The little-known Micheaux film is part of...

By Linda Wheeler  |  September 10, 2009; 10:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Teachers' Contest Uses Civil War Newspapers

New York state educators are invited to compete in a contest involving 21 newspapers from July 1863 that author Walter Dean Myers used to write his latest children's novel, "Riot," based on the New York City draft riots. To enter,...

By Linda Wheeler  |  September 10, 2009; 9:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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