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THE NINTH AMENDMENT AND THE GENIUS OF JAMES MADISON.

Before you all go scurrying to your Constitution let me quote the 9th Amendment. The amendment which is  part of our Bill of Rights simply states the following: ” The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” 909 more words

Bi-Partisanship

More Than 50 Years of Integrated Public Schools

Racial segregation was the unchallenged norm in American public schools until May 17, 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in the case of… 172 more words

History

Today We Take a Stand Against Racism

Today is the fifth annual Stand Against Racism—a movement that aims to shed light on the pervasive forms of racism that still exist in our country and eliminate them by celebrating our diversity. 125 more words

History

Bruce Davidson Captured the Spirit of the Civil Rights Era

Among the striking artworks included on the 2005 To Form a More Perfect Union stamp pane is a black-and-white photograph by celebrated photographer Bruce Davidson… 214 more words

Art & Photography

Tackling Complex Issues with Bold Simplicity: The Art of Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence’s artistic achievement is dazzling and prodigious. Consider this: Before the age of 25, and within a span of four years, he created three narrative series of paintings on the lives of notable heroes in black culture (Toussaint L’Overture, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown) and an ambitious artistic rendering of the plight of many blacks in America between the two world wars, 298 more words

Art & Photography

To Form A More Perfect Union

The United States Constitution begins with the words:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.”

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American Politics