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Library of Congress Acquires African-American Oral History Video Collection

The HistoryMakers Archive Documents Black America’s Legacy The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, announced today the donation of a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews—The HistoryMakers—that captures African-American life, history and culture as well as the struggles and achievements of the black experience. “The HistoryMakers archive provides invaluable first-person accounts of both ...

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King to Posthumously Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Atlanta . . . The King Center is pleased to announce that on June 24th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King will posthumously receive a Congressional Gold Medal, during a special ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The King Center CEO, Dr. Bernice A. King, as well as her brothers, Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King will join with Speaker ...

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FACT SHEET: The White House Summit On Working Families

FACT SHEET: The White House Summit On Working Families Fighting for Working families; Strengthening our economy   Building on actions he already has taken to help create real, lasting economic security for working families, today the President will announce a set of concrete steps that will create more opportunities for hardworking families to get ahead. Together with the Department of Labor (DOL) and the C ...

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FCAT Scores Show Florida Student Achievement on the Rise

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Education today released the results of 2014 FCAT 2.0 reading, math and science assessments in grades four through 10. Results statewide showed Florida students are making improvements with higher education standards in place. Students at every grade level made improvements in reading, math and science. "Florida students and teachers continue to demonstrate they ...

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