The small Appalachian community of Whitwell, Tennessee, boasts two traffic lights and a population of 1,600, nearly all of them white and Christian. Lying just 100 miles from Pulaski, where the Ku Klux Klan was founded, this now-defunct coal-mining town would seem an unlikely place to find a memorial to the six million Jews murdered by Nazis during World War II. But thanks to the efforts of middle school principal Linda Hooper, eighth-grade teachers David Smith and Sandra Roberts, and a group of dedicated students, this formerly nondescript, blink-and-you'll-miss-it town has become a worldwide beacon for the teaching of tolerance. Washington, D.C.-based documentary filmmakers Joe Fab and Elliot Berlin recorded Whitwell's extraordinary four-year journey in the low-key but... More >>>
Paper clips helped the kids understand the magnitude
of the holocaust.