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Fight in the Fields - CESAR CHAVEZ | PBS

Fight in the Fields - CESAR CHAVEZ | PBS | Speaking Up for Others | Scoop.it
A biography of Cesar Chavez, part of the Fight in the Fields film site.
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Cesar Chavez fought for justice for farm workers. 

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Malala Yousafzai and her father, BBC interview

Malala Yousafzai and her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, on the NRK/SVT talkshow "Skavlan", recorded in London, broadcast on October 25th, 2013. The programme ho...
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Malala turned a personal tragedy into a very public call for justice.  Not only did she create a movement for the education of girls in her own country, but she is now working world-wide for the right to education for girls. 

 

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Excerpt from the Grapes of Wrath

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This excerpt conveys the theme of speaking up for others.  When...

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I, Too, Sing America, by Langston Hughes

I, Too, Sing America, by Langston Hughes | Speaking Up for Others | Scoop.it
I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I'll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody'll dare
Say to me,
"Eat i...
Wood MS Media Center's insight:

In this poem, Hughes uses his voice to speak out against racial discrimination.  The shift from the first line, "I, too, sing America" to "I, too AM America" shows how just by writing this poem he is creating change. 

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