Crucibles of Courage
This documentary, hosted by President Obama (then a senator from Illinois), profiles people across a broad spectrum of history representing achievements in politics, business, medicine, the arts, and sports: Thurgood Marshall, Marian Anderson, Jesse Owens, Shirley Chisholm, and Muhammad Ali. The program includes interviews, location footage, and archive material.
For a Teacher's Guide (PDF) for this program, click here.
60-minute runtime; two-year copyright clearance.
Feb 21 at 7:00AM ET/PT
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