Carter Proposes a Foreign Policy in Pursuit of Human Rights

This week we feature another commencement address that signaled a new president’s intention to depart…

LBJ Describes a “Great Society”

It is commencement season, and prominent leaders are appearing at colleges and universities across the…

Leaving Office, Johnson Speaks of the Burdens of the Presidency

As President Johnson prepared to leave office in January 1969, he delivered his

The 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

[caption id="attachment_1857" align="alignright" width="199"] Thurgood Marshall argued for the plaintiffs in the case.[/caption] Tomorrow, May…

The Beginnings of Our Constitution

Today and tomorrow, May 14 and 15, are the anniversaries of two linked events in…

Jefferson Explains the Purpose of the Declaration

On this day in 1825, Thomas Jefferson wrote

“You Have to Know History to Actually Teach It”

Check out David Cutler's interview with Pulitzer Prize winning historian Eric Foner in The Atlantic. Foner…

Lyndon Johnson Fights Two Wars: One on Poverty, the Other on Communist Expansion

When Lyndon Johnson appeared before a joint session of the House and Senate to deliver…

King Explains the Strategy of Nonviolence

In recalling the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, we most often call to mind…