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Black History Month – Celebrating Great African-American Lives!

Every February, America observes a very special occasion called Black History Month. This observance serves as a time to remember and celebrate the many amazing accomplishments of African-Americans and their importance to our country’s history. Black History Month began in 1926 as Negro History Week, a week of celebration observed in mid-February. In 1976 it was expanded to become…

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Claudette Colvin – A Brave Advocate for Racial Equality

Most people are familiar with the inspiring story of Rosa Parks, the African-American lady who refused to give up her bus seat in 1955 during the civil rights movement. But did you know that there was actually another who performed the same peaceful protest months earlier? This other person was Claudette Colvin, a 15-year-old African-American girl. She,…

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Anne Frank – The Ultimate Spirit of Courage and Hope

In many ways, Anne Frank was a typical teenager – she went to movies and for ice cream with friends, she got good grades except in math, and she liked boys. And in one other very significant way, she was a typical teenage girl……..she kept a diary. However, the diary Anne kept was anything but typical. You see,…

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Apollo 11 Moon Landing – “One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind”

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” These were the words astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke on July 20, 1969, as he became the first man to ever step foot on the moon. On that historic day, after years of research and careful planning, the dream of reaching and exploring the moon…

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Apollo 11 Moon Landing – "One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind"

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” These were the words astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke on July 20, 1969, as he became the first man to ever step foot on the moon. On that historic day, after years of research and careful planning, the dream of reaching and exploring the moon…

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Ben Dunlap Discusses the Impact of His Hungarian Mentor

Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.

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Inspiring Speeches of the 20th Century

This video combines some of the most inspiring speeches of the 20th century. You may recognize some of these speeches as important moments in history. They are even more inspiring when they are put together in this way. Additional Resources: Check out this website for more inspiring speeches! Check out this website for information about other motivational speakers!…

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Norman Vaughan – "Dream Big and Dare To Fail"

Adventurer Norman Vaughan was a member of Admiral Richard Byrd’s 1928 expedition to the South Pole, serving as a dog handler. In 1930, Admiral Byrd named one of the peaks he conquered during his expedition after Norman and two other dog handlers. And it was then that Norman decided he wanted to scale the peak that had been named after him….

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