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Book Review: The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – Wilma Rudolph, Clarksville’s runner extraordinaire, is the inspiration for Pat Zietlow Miller’s The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, a children’s book beautifully illustrated by Frank Morrison. Published in 2016 by Chronicle Books in San Francisco, it is a Junior Library Book selection.

Alta, a poor African American girl, dreams of running with Wilma Rudolph’s three gold medals around her own neck. Her shoes are full of holes that sometimes trip her as she runs, but she remembers that Rudolph was one of 22 children and had polio as a child.

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

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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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Clarksville Police Department to observe Police Memorial Day tomorrow, May 15th

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department will observe Police Memorial Day this Friday, May 15th, 2015 with a 10:30am ceremony at its headquarters building, 135 Commerce Street.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designates May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.

Clarksville Police Department will observe Police Memorial Day this Friday, May 15th, 2015(Misty Mackens CPD TIBRS Clerk)

Clarksville Police Department will observe Police Memorial Day this Friday, May 15th, 2015 (Misty Mackens CPD TIBRS Clerk)

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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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Hopkinsville author Michael Freeland’s newest book “Homeplace”

 

Clarksville Book ReviewMichael Freeland just celebrated his 90th birthday in May and he’s still going strong. Author of Blood River to Berlin: The World War II Journal of an Army Medic, Time and the River: A Memoir, and To Teach To Love: Reflections Past and Present, Freeland has just released Homeplace, an unusual book of poetry.

A resident of Hopkinsville, KY, Freeland chooses to share not only his own poetry and prose but that of a number of other writers as well. His wife, Ellen Freeland contributes some of her verse along with photographs and there are poems by their son, Stephen Allen Freeland. «Read the rest of this article»

 

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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Austin Peay State University to exhibit newly donated folk art collection

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – In a small storage room in the basement of Austin Peay State University’s Harned Hall, Marilyn Monroe is making things a bit awkward for President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie.

First off, the president and first lady are dressed formally, while Marilyn has opted to wear a red polka dot bikini. Then there’s that big smile of hers, which seems to mock the uncomfortable expression on Jackie’s face.

Two folk art sculptures that are part of the Crouch Folk Art Collection. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

Two folk art sculptures that are part of the Crouch Folk Art Collection. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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Martin Luther King Jr. remembered

 

2013 is the 50th Anniversary of his “I have A Dream” Speech, and is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

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.

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

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Neil Armstrong, Former NASA Astronaut and the First Person to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 82

 

Astronaut Neil Armstrong 1930-2012

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding the death of former test pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong. He was 82.

“On behalf of the entire NASA family, I would like to express my deepest condolences to Carol and the rest of Armstrong family on the passing of Neil Armstrong. As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind’s first small step on a world beyond our own.

Portrait of Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing mission in his space suit, with his helmet on the table in front of him. Behind him is a large photograph of the lunar surface. (Image Credit: NASA)

Portrait of Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing mission in his space suit, with his helmet on the table in front of him. Behind him is a large photograph of the lunar surface. (Image Credit: NASA)

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Fort Campbell Area Combined Federal Campaign Kicks off August 28th

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Area Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) kicks off its 51st annual fundraising drive here at Cole Park Commons, August 28th, at 1:00pm.

The Fort Campbell Area CFC will host more than 30 local organizations as key workers, directors and unit commanders from across the installation will have the opportunity to learn more about organizations which have supported Fort Campbell soldiers, families and civilians for more than 50 years.

The Fort Campbell Area CFC will remain open through November 16th. This year’s goal is to raise $800,000. «Read the rest of this article»

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