MARY S. McDOWELL
Stars Rosemary Harris. McDowell, a Quaker teacher at a New York high school during World War I, refuses to sign a loyalty pledge or take part in war support activities because of her religious beliefs. Her stand results in her dismissal for “disloyalty and insubordination” and “conduct unbecoming a teacher.” Issues: freedom of religious beliefs, pacifism vs. patriotism, and the social responsibility of teachers.
This title is part of the series: PROFILES IN COURAGE
7 and up