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This week in class, we’re reading "'Shut the Door' Speech" by Senator Ellison DuRant Smith.
During a 1924 congressional debate on immigration, a senator from South Carolina argued that we should "shut the door and breed up a pure, unadulterated American citizen."
"How has America changed over time?" and "What are the effects of prejudice?"
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this speech at home:
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: