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Join Us in Celebrating Ira Gershwin’s Birthday

Join Us in Celebrating Ira Gershwin’s Birthday

Today is the birthday of famed Broadway songwriter Ira Gershwin. Along with his brother George, Ira Gershwin (1896-1983) was a famous songwriter that wrote songs and scores for many musicals and major motion pictures.  While his younger brother composed, Ira put lyrics to the music, delighting audiences and inspiring singers and actors alike with his

Let’s Learn More About the Civil Rights Hero on Rosa Parks Day

Let’s Learn More About a Civil Rights Hero on Rosa Parks Day

Join us as we celebrate the amazing life of civil rights leader Rosa Parks. On December 1st, many states will celebrate Rosa Parks Day.  Held in honor of the historic day when Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man, this historic event remembers the bravery of civil rights leaders

Let’s All Wish Mark Twain a Happy Birthday!

Let’s All Wish Mark Twain a Happy Birthday!

We invite you to celebrate Mark Twain’s birthday by enjoying some of his best-known quotes. November 30th marks American author Mark Twain’s (born Samuel Clemens) birthday.  Among Twain’s most famous literary works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Known for his wit, humor, and satirical style, Twain has long

Let’s Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Let’s Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Let’s all find out how we can celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November. Native American Heritage Month provides a platform for the indigenous people of the United States to showcase their culture, traditions, and so many other aspects that guide their ways of life.  This month fosters awareness of Native American cultures and asks

On This Day in History: Charles Darwin Published his On the Origin of Species

On This Day in History: Charles Darwin Published his On the Origin of Species

On November 24th, 1859, Charles Darwin published his groundbreaking book On the Origin of Species. Charles Darwin, known as the father of natural selection, was an English natural scientist and researcher.  Darwin became interested in botany and natural sciences when he was a young boy and this fascination with the natural world carried him throughout

Let’s Remember Our History: The Gettysburg Address

Let’s Remember Our History: The Gettysburg Address

On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address. On November 19th, 1863 President Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of a military cemetery in the midst of the American Civil War.  Long regarded as one of the most memorable speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address rallied the

Happy Birthday! Join Us in Celebrating the Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Happy Birthday! Join Us in Celebrating the Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton

November 12th marks the birthday of social activist, abolitionist, and women’s rights leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  Let us all remember this remarkable woman with some of her most inspiring quotes. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) is best known as a staunch supporter of abolitionism, pioneer of feminism, and leading figure in the women’s rights movement.  While