Award-winning historian Deborah E. Lipstadt’s 2011 book, "The Eichmann Trial," examines not only the trial but also the dramatic effect that Holocaust survivors’ courtroom testimony had on a world that until then had commemorated the Holocaust without fully understanding what the victims and survivors actually had experienced.
Over his 15 years as a journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas interviewed some of the most accomplished people in America, and shared in a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech. For 14 of those years, he hid the fact that he is an undocumented immigrant, "living in a different kind of reality, relying on a sort of 21st-century underground railroad of supporters, people who took an interest in my future and took risks for me."
Sylvia Hood Washington discusses her pioneering book, "Packing Them In: An Archaeology of Environmental Racism in Chicago, 1865-1954," which documents how generations of Chicago's poor, working class and ethnic minority residents have suffered disproportionately from the harmful effects of pollution.
Elmhurst College is a small liberal arts school in the western suburbs of Chicgo. In 2008 the college made history by choosing S. Alan Ray to be president. Ray is a member of the Cherokee Nation. He’s the first Cherokee president of a non-tribal college in the U.S. For Race: Out Loud we look at how Ray’s heritage is changing Elmhurst College.
One of the country’s oldest outdoor murals covers a storefront on Chicago’s Northwest Side. People who care about the 40-year-old painting are finishing a facelift. The mural restoration is doing more than brightening up a gritty stretch of North Avenue.
Students applying to Elmhurst College now have another box to check on their applications. Applicants can opt to answer whether they consider themselves a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender community.