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we'll feature the winners of our student cam documentary competition. middle and high school students created videos, answering the question what does it mean to be american? our second place high school winners, 12th graders from oklahoma. their winning entry is entitled forging the path, striving to become a more perfect union. >> whenever we ended up choosing that americans are looking for equal opportunity, it wasn't just important like as americans but also important on the local level as well. >> the whole process of making the do you meanry was about a three-month process or so. just from doing the research, figuring out what topic you want to do. after that, everything is building on top of that, figuring outs how you're going to structure the piece, write everything, who you're going to
interview, how they will benefit the stories and it built on top of each other. we were also nominated for fan favorite. the fact that we were nominated for that and that we won a second prize was a huge honor for them to even consider us. it is a huge honor. >> we're very grateful for it. >> able to determine our own destinies. often part-times people are provided the same opportunities to do just that. i believe we have the freedom to forge our own path. unfortunately the opportunities to do so are not always provided. for the majority of american history minorities have struggled because they were not iven the same opportunities to forge their path the way others were. that opportunity was stripped from said minorities. we are striving to provide equal opportunities for all americans. in our hometown in oklahoma, we
are reminded that was the case. in 19 20, the district of north tulsa, an african-american community in the country. >> you have doctors, you have lawyers. you have educators. anything that went into sustaining the quality of life for a community could be found in the greenwood area. >> the commercial aspect os of this distribute, the area became known as blackwell street. >> a lot of the black businesses attracted whites. i think white tulsa was uncomfortable with the amount of interracial mixing that was going on in the greenwood district so this pent-up anxiety about black success and black equality exploded. >> in 1921, a riot led by citizens and police officers broke out. the entire community was burned to the ground. >> this tragic incident killed over 300 african-americans.
ulsa was shaped by a complicated history. >> in north tulsa where i lived, ople were said to live a decade less than other people in the same sfism >> what he is saying is frufmente new research on the tulsa health department said the average citizen will have an average life expectancey of 63.5 years. luckily almost 100 years after the massacre, people are to represent people all around the city. the mayor announced tulsa would be joining the foundation's 100 cities program that helps cities recover from difficult issues. a program called a resilient tulsa strategy for all tulsans.
discuss it. >> we address issues of racial disparity. that is 40-plus strategies that went in over the next five years. the goal of that was to really be the answer to the things that we reck needed were coming up as short as the kind of community we want to be. >> one of the biggest things of our community that represents these can ideas is the gathering place based here in tulsa oklahoma that unites citizens together. we got to go to the grand opening and spoke with george kizer's vision. >> the purpose is not merely to come and enjoy yourself but to think of the ways in which they are similar to other people tside of their normal social lives. >> it brings all parts of our
city together. people who night not otherwise run into each other but are drawn together by this shared experience. not as rornse democrats or black folks or white folks but just as tulsans who can come this to this one place. >> any american can go. it is 100% free. it invited everyone regardless of their economic history to come and celebrate and enjoy their city. >> it provides equal opportunity. what are the other ways it is working to provide equal opportunities? by providing funds to pre-existing program s that aredesigned to provide equal chances for all citizens. to get rid of the 11-year life expectancey gap, implementing healthy food virmentse and investing in children's mental health to increase the gap by
the year 2024. these programs show that american citizens are striving to provide equal opportunity. 19 cities nationwide have launched strategies through the program. these efforts made across america are providing disadvantaged people to pick themselves up by their own boot straps. road, many bumps in the the united states has always been a beacon of hope. >> we want to be a place of opportunity for all people. we recognize that we have grown tremendously as a country. we're always striving towards being a more perfect union recognizing that we will never be a perfect union. in today's america, part of that is breaking down historic barriers that exist for our fellow americans.
>> we don't think it is that much of a surprise that cities across america are funding programs like this. after all, we think striving for equal opportunity is an american trait. >> we believe that american citizens are able to find new ways to redefine community in the 21st century and take the right steps in becoming a more perfect union. >> you can watch every winning student document documentary online at studentcam dworlg.org. >> yourge starts in a few minutes. yesterday representative eric swalwell announced his presidential candidacy in dublin, california. that is at 10:00 a.m.. ter, a discussion on the social media networks. journalists for the 2019 goldsmith prize for investigative reporting talked about how they came across their
stories. you'll hear about wrongdoing by an alabama sheriff, overtrafficking in the u.s. and other stories that broke over the past year. here is some of what you'll see. the tape tually got to an incrypted program on my phone and i was driving home from my mother's house with my significant other and the first time i heard this tape i had put it on my car stereo. if you have heard this tape, it is pretty chilling. it is children screaming until they can't breathe. they are screaming so hard for their mothers and fathers. i knew immediately that this was potentially important. we didn't know for sure that it was what i was told it was. so then the reporter part kicks in, you know? where you have to authenticate the