Men Wrongly Accused of Malcolm X’s Murder Exonerated

Men Wrongly Accused of Malcolm X’s Murder Exonerated

By Jessie Mitnick, age 13 Muhammad A. Aziz and Khalil Islam spent 20 years in prison for the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X. Aziz was released from prison in 1985 and Islam in 1987. The case was recently revisited, and the two were subsequently exonerated of the...
Mutual Aid: Community Spirit Is Contagious

Mutual Aid: Community Spirit Is Contagious

By Amedeo Max Bettauer, age 10 and IndyKids staff Tod Robbins, the founder of Utah Valley Mutual Aid, received a call from a woman speaking Spanish, a language he was rusty in and hadn’t practiced since college. But he knew from her voice that she was desperate. So he...
The Draft Haunted Many People, But Some More Than Others

The Draft Haunted Many People, But Some More Than Others

Vigil to End Vietnam War – October 15, 1969. Photo by United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division By Charles DeLange, age 11 Military conscription, or the draft, was a way for the United States to keep a steady amount of troops in the...