“God gave us the Ten Commandments, and we broke them. Wilson gives us the Fourteen Points. We shall see.” — Georges Clemenceau

Woodrow Wilson and his historic Fourteen Points are highlighted in the latest installment of Media Rich Learning's  video collection, THE BIG PICTURE. The Fourteen Points outlined the president's vision for a post-war order that favored self-determination over colonialism, open agreements over secret deals, and an “a general association of nations” to help preserve the peace. While the Fourteen Points met with mixed reviews (and results) in Wilson's day, it was a bold statement of American idealism that has continued to reverberate through the decades.

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THE BIG PICTURE portrays seminal events that created changed, sparked movements, and influenced the course of events that followed. It is top-notch history in bite-sized portions—edgy and inspiring and created for today's most critical audiences.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. When the bus reached its third stop, Ms. Parks was asked to surrender her seat to a white passenger. She refused and was arrested. The event inspired the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the first mass protest of the Civil Rights Movement. In turn, the Montgomery protest became the spark that lit countless torches throughout the South and beyond during the 1950s and 1960s.

When Marian Anderson Sang

In 1939 the great contralto Marian Anderson was denied the right to perform at Washington's Constitution Hall because of the color of her skin. The snub gave rise to an outpouring of support and activism that drew attention to the racial inequities in the nation's capital and throughout the country. Ms. Anderson's Easter Day concert is remembered as a historic milestone in the pre-Civil Rights era and inspired future leaders, including Martin Luther King.

The Negro Leagues

Jackie Robinson shattered the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947. But long before Jackie pulled-on Dodger Blue, black baseball players of the historic Negro Leagues were striking out Jim Crow. During the era of segregation, lengendary athletes like Josh Gibson, "Cool Papa" Bell, Satchel Paige, and countless others thrilled fans and paved the road to integration in professional sports and all of American society.

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