Montaukett leader David Pharaoh fought for indigenous land rights – and established a lasting legacy as the founder of America’s first Montaukett school.
A short series of videos inspired by Frederick Douglass’ Composite Nation speech, developed in partnership with the N-Y Historical Society
Wong Kim Ark’s Fight for Birthright Citizenship
By taking on the US government and winning, Wong Kim Ark ensured that the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution granted citizenship to every American by birth, regardless of their race or ethnicity.
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper’s Pursuit of Absolute Equality
The story of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: writer, abolitionist and early pioneer of the concept of intersectionality,
Frederick Douglass’ Composite Nation
Abolitionist and social reformer Frederick Douglass believed that the U.S. could become the greatest nation in history – if it accepted the defining principles set out in his speech, Composite Nation.