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Please join us to Commemorate the Anniversary of Mister Rogers Neighborhood

Please join us to Commemorate the Anniversary of Mister Rogers Neighborhood

On this day in 1968, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood debuted. Today marks the 51-st anniversary of the first episode of the wildly popular children’s show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.  Throughout its 870 episodes, Fred Rogers created a safe space for children to learn about themselves, others, and the world around them.  In 2018, the documentary Won’t You

Today in History: The Boy Scouts of America Was Founded

Today in History: The Boy Scouts of America Was Founded

Scout’s honor!  It’s National Boy Scouts Day. Today is National Boy Scouts Day, the anniversary of the organization’s founding in 1910.  As one of the nation’s largest and most influential youth-development organizations, the Boy Scouts of America has changed the lives of generations of young men across the country.  Through hands-on learning and an emphasis

Observing Black History Month

Observing Black History Month

Here’s some information about African American History Month. February marks the beginning of Black History Month; a month dedicated to honoring the contributions of African Americans throughout American history.  In honor of this month, both the https://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/ and the NAACP share the following information. 1) In 1926, Carter G. Woodson (African American historian, scholar, educator,

Let’s Celebrate Rosa Parks’ Birthday!

Let’s Celebrate Rosa Parks’ Birthday!

Join us as we remember this civil rights hero in honor of her birthday. On this day in 1913, civil rights leader Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama.  Best known for her pivotal role in in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Parks is widely considered “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of

The Anniversary of Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson’s Birthday is January 31st

The Anniversary of Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson’s Birthday is January 31st

Happy birthday, Jackie Robinson! Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) is best known as the baseball player who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.  As an extremely talented and versatile player, Robinson won the National League Rookie of the Year award his first season and went on to

On This Day in History: The National Geographic Society was Founded

On This Day in History: The National Geographic Society was Founded

On this day in 1888, the National Geographic Society was founded. Today marks the anniversary of the founding of the National Geographic Society.  The Society was originally comprised of a diverse group of 33 men who joined together to work towards “the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.”  The first Society included geographers, explorers, teachers,

Let’s Join Together to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Let’s Join Together to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Day. Here are some of his most iconic quotes. Today is Martin Luther King Day, a day that celebrates the life and legacy of one of America’s most famed and beloved civil rights figures, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Best known for his non-violent stance and his campaign to