September 23, 2019

Today in History: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today in History–January 15–the Library of Congress features civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., born on this date in 1929. King entered Morehouse College at 15, received a bachelor of divinity from Crozer Theological Seminary in 1951, and a Ph.D from Boston University in 1955. Armed with his doctorate and belief in the use of non-violent action to end racial discrimination, King founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and joined the civil right movement. In less than a … [Read more...]

Today in History: Theodore Roosevelt

Today in History–February 3–the Library of Congress features Theodore Roosevelt, who penned a personal love missive about his future wife on this day in 1880. That first marriage was, unfortunately, cut short by his wife's untimely death. But Roosevelt would marry again and had a long, prosperous life as a conservationist, progressive politician, and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Find out more about this larger than life figure in our nation's history by visiting the Today in History section, then … [Read more...]

Today in History: Woodrow Wilson

Today in History–December 28–the Library of Congress features Woodrow Wilson, born on this date in 1856. Learn more about our nation’s 28th president (1913-21) and Nobel peace prize winner by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources about President Wilson. Woodrow Wilson Papers Woodrow Wilson books & articles Woodrow Wilson manuscripts Woodrow Wilson speeches (audio) Woodrow Wilson sheet music Woodrow Wilson … [Read more...]

Today in History: Jane Addams & Hull House

Today in History–September 6–the Library of Congress features Jane Addams, born on this day in 1860. Addams went on to found Hull House, which provided welfare assistance to needy families and recreation facilities for poor children, and was awarded a Nobel peace prize in 1931. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources about Jane Addams, Hull House, and women's history. Jane Addams stories from America's Library Jane … [Read more...]