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NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH: PART 1

Posted about 5 days ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Book Reviews
National American Indian Heritage Month Designation  In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution authorizing November 1990 as National American Indian Heritage Month. Comparable proclamations, under various […]
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Latino Voter Suppression: A Brief Look

Posted about 4 weeks ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Elections
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YOU CAN VOTE NOW!

Posted about 2 months ago by Kathy Coker
In Virginia early in-person voting began on September 18, 2020 and ends on October 31, 2020. Why Should You Vote? But, why should you vote? Some reasons are: 1. Voting is […]
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Constitution Day – September 17, 2020

Posted about 2 months ago by Kathy Coker
September 17 is designated as Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, to memorialize the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787 by delegates to the […]
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FORWARD INTO LIGHT CAMPAIGN

Posted about 3 months ago by Kathy Coker
August 26 marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving women the vote. Buildings and landmarks across the country will celebrate by […]
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Centennial Celebration: 19th Amendment

Posted about 3 months ago by Kathy Coker
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified on August 18, 1920, gave women the right to vote. Section 1 reads: “The right of citizens of the United States to […]
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The Declaration of Independence Today

Posted about 5 months ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Book Reviews
On July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. However, the legal separation from England actually happened on July 2, 1776, when the delegates […]
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What Is Juneteenth? 

Posted about 5 months ago by Kathy Coker
News of Slavery’s End Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, is the oldest national celebration of slavery’s end in the United States. On June 19, 1865 Union Major General Gordon Granger […]
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The Insurrection Act

Posted about 6 months ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Book Reviews
President Donald Trump’s warning to use the Insurrection Act in answer to protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers means the law might be […]
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A Conversation with U.S. Representative John Lewis On Social Justice

Posted about 6 months ago by Kathy Coker
Posted in Book Reviews
The following is from the Executive Director of the National Archives Foundation. In this time of civil unrest, calling for social justice and an end to racism, we can all […]
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