Period: 1910

World War I: 1910 – 1919

Triangle Fire (Film)

Film. Written by Mark Zwonitzer and Directed by Jamila Wignot. 2018. 52 minutes. After a tragic workplace accident, the private industry of the American factory would never be the same.
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Book — Non-fiction. By Eve L. Ewing. 96 pages. 2019. Poetic reflections on the Chicago Race Riots of 1919 — part of 'Red Summer' — in a history told through Ewing's speculative and Afrofuturist lenses.
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The Killing Floor

Film. Directed by Bill Duke. 1985. Digitally restored in 2020. 118 minutes. Set during World War I, two African-American men deal with racism in the workplace and the labor union.
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Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

Picture book. By Carole Boston Weatherford and Eric Velasquez. 2017. 48 pages. This picture book is a tribute to Arturo Schomburg, the Afro Puerto Rican historian collector and activist who chronicled the Black history of the Diaspora.
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Slavery by Another Name (Film) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Slavery by Another Name

Film. By Sam Pollard, Catherine Allan, Douglas Blackmon and Sheila Curran Bernard. 2012. 90 min. Reveals the interlocking forces in the South and the North that enabled “neoslavery” post-Emancipation Proclamation.
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The Dreamer

Book - Fiction. By Pam Muñoz Ryan. 2010. 384 pages. An introduction to the life of Pablo Neruda as a child in historical fiction for young adults.
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Tulsa Burning

Book - Fiction. By Anna Myers. 2004. 152 pages. A young man must wrestle with his past and find the strength to pull free from the poisonous grip of racism.
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