During a photo op with Congressman Curt Weldon and his family in the oval office, President Ronald Reagan is ‘photobombed’ by Weldon’s youngest son on September 14, 1987. Weldon was a ten-year member of the United States House of Representatives representing Pennsylvania.
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Dozens of carriers leaving the main city post office building in New York City on June 15, 1936. Among the items carriers had in their mailbags for delivery that day were the first “bonus army” checks. The “bonus army” were World War I veterans who demonstrated in Washington, D.C. in 1932 for more rapid payment […]
“What we did for civil rights in the ‘60s, we forgot to do for people with disabilities.” – Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) said of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 On Monday, March 12, 1990 disability rights activists descended on the U.S. Capitol demanding the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which would […]
“The greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his “I Have A Dream” speech Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the famous March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s infamous “I Have A Dream” speech. On Wednesday, August 28, 1963, […]
Schoolgirls showing jewelry made by themselves from scrap and discarded materials in their Art Crafts Class. Caption on back: “The public schools of Washington, D. C., like those in most other sections of the country, have revised their curricula to fit their pupils for fuller participation in the war efforts; They have gone all-out for the […]
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them” – Laurence Binyon “For the Fallen” Catapulted into instant fame and notoriety at the age of 21, Maya Lin not only made headlines around the country, she found herself in the middle of one of the country’s most bitter disputes. […]