True Americanism address of Louis D. Brandeis at Faneuil Hall, Boston. July 4, 1915.


Ladies and gentlemen:–

E pluribus unum, Out of many one, was the motto adopted by the founders of the Republic when they formed a union of the thirteen States. To these we have added, from time to time, thirty-five more. The […]

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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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Voting Rights: The 1965 Enactment


Introduction To Federal Voting Rights Laws: The Voting Rights Act, adopted initially in 1965 and extended in 1970, 1975, and 1982, is generally considered the most successful piece of civil rights legislation ever adopted by the United States Congress. The Act codifies and effectuates the 15th Amendment’s permanent guarantee […]

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Agnelli, Kate

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Kate Agnelli is a research associate with a state criminal justice agency in Virginia. She holds an MSW with a concentration in administration and community practice from VCU and a BA in History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Kate has worked as a fair housing researcher, investigator, and advocate at a non-profit housing advocacy agency in Richmond, […]

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Ida Maud Cannon was responsible for developing the first social work department in a hospital in the United States. Convinced that medical practice could not be effective without examining the link between illness and the social conditions of the patient Cannon diligently worked at creating the field of medical social work. During her long career, she worked as a nurse, a social worker, Chair of Social Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, author of a seminal book in the medical social work field, organizer of the American Association of Hospital Social Workers, consultant to hospitals and city administrations throughout the United States, professor and designer of a training curriculum for medical social workers.

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By Weaver Pangburn (Circ. 1936-1940)

Ed. Note: The National Recreation Association was originally founded in 1906 as the Playground Association of America.  Over the years, reflecting the organization’s changing mission, it changed its name to the Playground and Recreation Association […]

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Playground Association of America

Report of the Secretary to the Executive Committee covering the period: September 1, 1909 – January 20, 1910 at their Meeting on January 20, 1910

Ed. Note: Over the years, reflecting the organization’s changing mission, the Playground Association of America evolved.  The organization changed its name […]

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