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A Day to Remember Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – As far as black Americans were concerned, the nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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The Freed Slaves of Montgomery County

 

Clarksville Tennessee HistoryClarksville, TN – Every human being has worth and deserves dignity. “Everyone matters” is an incredibly powerful humanitarian ideal, and one upon which the United States seems to continually both build and define. We hear the whispers of this ideal within the words of the Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The generation of Americans which fought to free us from the tyranny of Europe in the late 18th Century probably could not have grasped how these words, and the spirit of the ideal they reflect would be used by subsequent generations to form the nation we live within today.

Unknown Slave Women and children

Unknown Slave Women and children

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Independence Day History

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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Celebrate an 1850’s Independence Day at Land Between the Lakes

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – On Friday, July 4th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Land Between The Lakes , the Homeplace will host a traditional 1850’s Independence Day Celebration under the farm’s shade trees.

Special guest, Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, portrayed by George McGee, will entertain visitors with antics of 1850’s politics.

The Homeplace at LBL.

The Homeplace at LBL.

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Land Between the Lakes to celebrate an 1850’s Independence Day at the Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY – At Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, Friday, July 4th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm, the Homeplace hosts a traditional 1850’s Independence Day Celebration under the farm’s shade trees.

Special guest, Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, portrayed by George McGee, will entertain visitors with antics of 1850’s politics.

The Homeplace at LBL.

The Homeplace at LBL.

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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The History of Independence Day

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – On July 4th, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

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A Message from Maj. Gen. James McConville, Commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFellow Screaming Eagles and Friends of the 101st:

Through the fall of the Taliban and the Bonn Conference in December 2001; endorsement of the Afghan Constitution in 2004; and two periods of national level elections between 2004 and 2009 the Government, Security Forces, and the people of Afghanistan developed, and continue to develop, as a democratic nation, absent the oppression of the Taliban Regime.

Reflecting on this evolution during our American Independence Day, I cannot help but wonder if there any similarities between the experience of the people of Afghanistan and us.

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Facts about the Fourth of July, 2013

 

U.S. Department of Commerce - United States Census BureauWashington, D.C. – On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.

As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.

Here are some facts about the Fourth of July from the United States Census Bureau.

Fourth of July at the Capitol

Fourth of July at the Capitol

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