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The “Red Tails”

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Updates|Tags: |

In 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt, anticipating possible war in Europe, started a pilot training program for civilians which was also opened to black Americans, and the 1940 Selective Training and Service Act allowed blacks to be drafted. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of black pilots trained as part of the [...]

What Hath God Wrought

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Updates|

On May 24, 1844, a seismic breakthrough occurred: the first telegraphic message was transmitted between cities. People in two separate and distant geographic locations could instantly communicate with each other! What was that first message? It was a Bible verse: Numbers 23:23 "What hath God wrought!" Such a message today likely [...]

America Responds to Victory

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Updates|

V-E (Victory in Europe) Day is commemorated on May 8, 1945. One day earlier, German forces unconditionally surrendered to the Allies, signaling the end of most fighting in Europe -- although fighting would continue against Japan for an additional 3 months. President Harry Truman addressed the nation, reading his proclamation calling [...]

Jefferson and Library of Congress

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Updates|

Most Americans are very familiar with the Library of Congress and its massive collection of millions of books, documents, recordings, photographs, sheet music, and manuscripts. But few know how Thomas Jefferson is connected to the library. On April 24, 1800, Congress approved moving the federal government to Washington DC and granted [...]

America’s Founders on Easter

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Updates|

Easter is celebrated across the world as one of the most significant Christian holy days -- as a time when we pause to remember the great sacrifice of Jesus on the cross as well as the ultimate triumph of His resurrection. America's Founding Fathers often commented on Easter. For example, Charles [...]

Pastors Lead the Charge

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Updates|

March 17 is annually celebrated in Boston as "Evacuation Day," commemorating the departure of the British from the city after an extended eleven month occupation at the start of the American War for Independence. That occupation lasted from April 19, 1775, through March 17, 1776, encompassing the Siege of Boston and [...]

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