Following the 9/11 attacks, the United States government launched a “war on terror.” A highly controversial aspect of this campaign was the use of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques to obtain information from detainees, which critics argued was torture. This interactive timeline chronicles pivotal moments in the public’s understanding of the debate over those actions as […]
This interactive map enables students to examine key Cold War events throughout Latin America across four decades. It includes photos, videos, and additional resources for further investigation. Related Videos For lesson plans and student activities related to these videos, please visit the Cold War in Latin America Education Collection.
Polio: An Elusive Finish Line
Women wait to see the doctor at a health clinic in Soumousso, Burkina Faso in June 2016. Most patients there that day showed symptoms of malaria. Nearly 40% of Burkina Faso’s residents contract the disease every year, and it is one of the country’s leading causes of death. Sanou Rosalie lies with her baby, Sanou […]
Tianna Gaines-Turner, a former welfare recipient, still struggles to make ends meet with her family in Philadelphia.
After surviving four heroin overdoses, Heather Wetzel hopes she can stay clean for her daughter.
Photographs by Sarah Weiser…
Sasha Alexander Perez, 29, says that while growing up, he wasn’t aware that transitioning was a possibility. But over time, he said, “I realized that it was not a thing bound by race, or class, or anything. I realized that’s who I always was: I was always gender nonconforming, I was always trans in that […]
A state in northern India, Bihar has lagged in development. Literacy rates are among the lowest in India, while infant and maternal mortality rates are higher, and health infrastructure is less developed. India has the world’s largest youth population – measured as those between ages 10 and 24. The state remains primarily rural. Fertility can […]
In January of 1982, in the midst of El Salvador’s civil war, photographer Susan Meiselas and I clandestinely crossed the border from Honduras to begin a reporting assignment behind guerrilla lines.