“FREEDOM!” The Real Life and Death of Sir William Wallace

"FREEDOM!" The Real Life and Death of Sir William Wallace 1

Many people know the name William Wallace. In the clip below, Mel Gibson plays him in the film Braveheart (1995), and it is just one of many examples of how the name William Wallace lives on to this present day. His story is one of a man who had his life and his freedom taken …

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Stubborn sense of fairness: Nelson Mandela’s life-long struggle for peace and equality

Stubborn sense of fairness: Nelson Mandela’s life-long struggle for peace and equality 2

Standing on the defendant’s dock at his trial in Johannesburg, a black man gives a speech that would inspire nations. It’s 1964 in South Africa, a country torn by racial segregation, and this man is speaking about his ideal of freedom, democracy and equality for all people, black and white. He is on trial for …

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Folk Hero To Radical: The Story of Osama Bin Laden’s Rise to Power

Folk Hero To Radical: The Story of Osama Bin Laden’s Rise to Power 3

Many people know the name of Osama Bin Laden. In fact, he was considered to be one of the most wanted men in America and before his death in 2011, he one of the most famous terrorists in the world. When you hear the name Osama, images of strife, chaos and the destruction of the …

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Fire For Learning: Booker T. Washington’s Drive for Education

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A young black man one day overhears a conversation. In between the hard clink clink sound of pickaxe striking the earth and in between the groans and grunts of the hard working men deep in a coal mine, he heard the words that gave him hope for life far beyond that of what the small …

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Mary Todd Lincoln: Managing Home, Husband, and Children

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On the morning of Thursday, November 2, 1854, Mary Lincoln was up at dawn. Overnight the fickle Springfield weather had turned cold and damp, and to make matters worse, the fire in the Lincoln’s new Thompson stove had gone out. Now Mary could only hope that she could get another started in time for the …

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