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The Importance of Reconstruction

Like many Americans, I have been reading and reflecting on the shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. I am deeply saddened by this tragic event, and I pray for healing not only at Mother Emanuel, Charleston, South Carolina, but I also pray for our nation to heal. 476 more words


Is Voting Important To You?

Contributor, John Easterling
Senior, Scotland High School

The years old question that rambles the mind of many young people is voting important to you? In 2008 America saw the highest recorded record of… 481 more words


“Civil Death”: Florida’s Criminal Disenfranchisement

The Honorable Rick Scott

Tallahassee, Florida

Dear Governor Scott:

Belated congratulations on your reelection in November. I don’t write to every governor, but as a non-resident, property-tax-payer who spends about half the year in the Sunshine State (summers too – I’m not just a snowbird!), I feel our connection. 1,074 more words

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Presidential Trivia - Ulyses S. Grant

Think you know a lot about the President of the United States?  Let us dig down into the dustbin of history and see what we can find. 619 more words


Black History 365: March 30

Today is March 30. This is what happened on this day…

1870: the 15th Amendment, granting African-American men the right to vote, is formally adopted into the U.S. 102 more words


Lincoln Defines America

A century and a half ago today, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States. He then took the podium and gave his second inaugural address, the words of which are immortalized on the Lincoln Memorial today. 673 more words


Three speeches and a bump on the road to a more perfect union

In our journey toward a more perfect union, we have witnessed cycles of history since Abraham Lincoln delivered the greatest speech in American history 150 years ago. 1,185 more words

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