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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • USA
  • 16
  • Contains Sensitive Language

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US Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes on sexism and abusive speech to women in this powerful speech given in the US Congress, July 2020.

Amanda Gordon Inauguration

Amanda Gordon

  • USA
  • 6

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As the United States began a new chapter with the Biden Administration Inauguration on January 20, 2021, the world was introduced to a young spoken word artist who’s reading quickly blanketed social media and we all began to know the name Amanda Gordon. PBS has created a wonderful resource for class use.

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

  • USA
  • 93
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  • Raoul Peck
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In this Oscar-nominated examination of race in America, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions an unfinished memoir by legendary activist and writer James Baldwin. Bringing to life Baldwin's personal account of the assassinations of fellow revolutionaries and friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., I Am Not Your Negro is at once an on-the-ground view of the Civil Rights Movement and a deeply intimate foray into one man's own inner struggle. All too relevant today, this documentary is an incisive societal critique that also has the power to inspire change. Featuring compelling narration by Samuel L. Jackson who brings Baldwin's spellbinding words to life.

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

  • USA
  • 7

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Senator Kamala Harris discussing anti-lynching legislation on the day of George Floyd’s funeral.

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant

  • USA
  • 7

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NBA star Kevin Durant has received many awards to date, but his most famous is this emotional speech ‘You the Real MVP’ 2014 NBA MVP acceptance speech when he talks about his mom.

Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky // TED Talk: The Price of Shame

  • USA
  • 22

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In 1998, say Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our "culture of humiliation," in which online shame equals dollar signs—and demands a different way.

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