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How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

It’s America’s national sport – but when football almost came to a crashing halt following the deaths of 19 players in 1905, US President Theodore Roosevelt made a decisive play.

The 442nd: The Most Decorated Regiment of the Second World War

Despite the racism they faced, the bravery and heroism of the Japanese American 442nd Regiment Combat Team made them one of the most decorated units in United States history.

Joseph Henry Douglass: Changing America With Music

Classical violinist Joseph Henry Douglass helped empower the Black community through music and education at a time when Southern lawmakers were pushing back against the progress of Reconstruction.

David Pharaoh Asserts Indigenous Rights

Montaukett leader David Pharaoh fought for indigenous land rights – and established a lasting legacy as the founder of America’s first Montaukett school.

History Isn’t Dead

Perhaps now, more than ever, our history is a vital and very present part of the world around us.

So it’s hugely important that young people feel a part of that conversation and can see themselves reflected in our shared past.

Untold is a free collection of short, compelling, history videos and animations designed to engage new audiences in a new conversation and

  • shine a light on the stories that don’t always make it into the classroom
  • and question what we think we know about those that do.

Not everything worth knowing exists inside the cover of our history textbooks. Untold is here to fill in the gaps and bring new stories to life.

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FAQs

Who's Behind Untold?

Untold is a project of the Driving Force Institute for Public Engagement. It is produced and distributed by Makematic with support from DoGoodery

Can I use Untold videos in my classroom?

Yes, absolutely. Untold videos are freely available for personal use, sharing on non-commercial blogs and social media, and for use by individual teachers in the classroom.

Please read our Usage Policy for more details.

Can I use Untold videos for Commercial purposes?

Commercial use of Untold videos requires a license.

Commercial uses might include

  • Distribution on TV or via an app
  • Subscription-Based Educational services
  • Library services
  • Inclusion in eBooks or other digital products
  • School or District wide distribution
  • Other uses by for-profit entities

To enquire about Commercial use or if you are unsure about whether you need a license, please read our Usage Policy and contact [email protected]

Can I use your videos on my blog or in a personal project?

Yes, we’d love you to. The easiest way to do that is use the embed code on our YouTube channel

You can use our videos under a Creative Commons license, Attribution–Non Commercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY – NC – ND 4.0 International) which means you can use and share them by following a few requirements.

With a Little Help From Our Friends

Untold works with a growing list of museums, foundations and historical societies. These partners bring expertise, unique insights, amazing source materials and funding. And they are share our passion for using video to engage young audiences in history.

To learn more about partnering with Untold, please get into touch via email to [email protected]