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A King’s Legacy

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 -1968) can be described as a minister, political activist, and civil rights organizer. In fact, he can easily be considered the most famous leader of the Civil Rights Movement. At the age of thirty-five, Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work as a peacemaker and promoter […]

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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Using peaceful methods, Martin Luther King, Jr., led a protest for equal transportation rights in Alabama that became a national Civil Rights Movement that changed America. It transformed American race relations, ended legal discrimination and segregation, and reminded us of our shared humanity and intertwined destiny. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was recognized with a Pulitzer […]

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Remembering D-Day

June 6th, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, a pivotal point in World War II. Due to its massive scale and success, this operation also stands as one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in military history. Between paratroopers, glider-borne troops, and soldiers traveling by ship, Allied forces shuttled over 155,000 […]

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President Kennedy Reaches for Peace, Justice, and the Moon

Where were you on November 22, 1963? You may not have even been a twinkle in your mother’s eye, but ask that of your parents or your grandparents. They will know. They will remember where they were when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Fifty years ago, television delivered news and united people. It was […]

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JFK’s Legacy

“…my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man….” Uttered 50 years ago on January 20, those famous words from […]

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John F Kennedy

On January 20, 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the 35th president of the United States. In his inaugural address, Kennedy emphasized America’s need for active citizens, enjoining each of us, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” An Irish American, JFK at age 43 was […]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

For thirteen days in October 1962, the world waited while two super powers, the United States and the Soviet Union, challenged each other over nuclear weapons on the island of Cuba. After World War II, the world experienced a new war: the Cold War. On one side sat the United States and her North Atlantic […]

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Thanksgiving

Each November brings images of America’s first Pilgrims, reminding us that Thanksgiving is near. Let’s jump back in time and learn about the Pilgrims, their Indian allies and the first Thanksgiving feast. In this month’s Internet Challenge™ we will discover interesting facts about the Plymouth colonists and Native Americans as we read the history behind […]

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Still Marching for Jobs and Freedom

Throughout the 1960s, civil rights advocates worked and marched for jobs, justice, and civil rights, especially for African Americans. The March for Jobs and Freedom was one part of that movement but it marked a turning point in the fight for civil rights. The March, famous in part because of Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have […]

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