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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America’s Favorite Little Darling: The Story of Shirley Temple

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Shirley Jane Temple is who people called America’s favorite little darling. It was for good reason too. Shirley Temple was an outstanding little girl while growing up and dealing with family, co-workers, and directors. She was born on April 23, 1928 and died recently on February 10, 2014 at the ripe, old age of 85. …

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Emma Goldman: A Life in Reflection

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Emma Goldman was born in 1869 into a Jewish family in Kovno, Lithuania, then part of the Russian empire. She received some elementary schooling in Koenigsberg, where she learned German, a language in which she became fluent, unlike Yiddish, which she never really felt comfortable with. Her facility with the German language would make her …

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Ida M. Tarbell: A Progressive Look at Lincoln

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As the muckraking journalist of McClure’s Magazine who helped focus national attention on the trust problem in the first decade of the twentieth century, Ida M. Tarbell is forever linked with the reforming spirit of the Progressive Era. Like many others at that time, Tarbell was disturbed by the effect of rapid industrialization on workers …

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