Featured Projects

Sands of Time

Imagine spending your life fighting to preserve an endangered lake shore. That's exactly what Dorothy Buell did. more
Ken Reinhardt and Little Rock Nine student at Little Rock Central High graduation

Walk with Me

It’s never easy standing up to your peers, even if it’s the right thing to do. But we all have a choice: stand by or stand up. Kendall Reinhardt stood up. more

The Voluntary Prisoner

War, by nature, denotes division: you’re with us or you’re against us. Ralph Lazo didn't see it that way. So he chose to live in a Japanese internment camp to protest racism. more
Irena Sendler Life in a Jar

Life in a Jar

Catholic social worker Irena Sendler risked her own life to rescue over 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Nazi occupation of Poland in WWII. more
David Kirby, Therese Frare, AIDS, Life Magazine

Gone Too Soon

Extraordinary acts of compassion occur all the time. But if no one bears witness, can they change the consciousness of the world? Young photojournalist student ... more
L. Alex Wilson overview image

We Are Newspapermen

Despite facing extreme violence, journalist L. Alex Wilson kept reporting—and his writing helped change public consciousness at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. more
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Jacob Valentine and the Sandhill Crane

In the 1970s, construction of U.S. Interstate 10 was designed to go right through the habitat of the Mississippi Sandhill Crane. Jacob Valentine II, dubbed “the ... more
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The Berlin Candy Bomber

In March 1948, a Soviet blockade cut off the population of West Berlin from critical supplies and the Western Allies organized an airlift in response. A pilot in ... more
Dr. Martin Luther King, Sheyann Webb

Pigtails and Protests

Dubbed the “smallest freedom fighter” by Dr. Martin Luther King himself, Sheyann Webb was just 8 years old when she joined the Civil Rights Movement. more
Maria Meva Mikusz and Inka, Under the Seagull's Wings

Under the Seagull's Wings

A 15-year-old Polish girl, Meva Mikusz, climbed through a small hole in the Czortkow Ghetto during WWII to rescue 2-year-old Inka and protect her throughout the ... more