March on Washington photograph by James Karales

Created Equal

The NEH Created Equal project uses the power of documentary films to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. The four films that are part of this project tell the remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo, from slavery to segregation.

Freedom Rider civil rights bus

"Created Equal": Four films on the history of the civil rights movement

This NEH initiative brings five outstanding films on the long civil rights movement to communities across the United States. As part of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)’s Bridging Cultures initiative, Created Equal has encouraged communities across the country to revisit the history of civil rights in America.

Robert Smalls

"The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross"

Explore the evolution of the African American people in this six-part documentary presented by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Discover the how they forged their own history, culture, and society against unimaginable odds.

President George W. Bush declares war on terrorism

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Feminist Frances “Fanny” Wright delivers speech about women's rights

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Lyndon Baines Johnson, 37th President of the United States, born

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President Truman orders desegregation of military forces

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Helen Keller dies at 88

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