Profiles of Great Americans: Robert Gould Shaw

23 Apr
Courage is a virtue often desired yet one that is hard to put into practice. Why is this so? In some cases, it is due to danger that we find ourselves in. In other instances, we find ourselves in no...
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Profiles of Great Americans: John Quincy Adams

16 Feb
In honor of President’s Day, I will be highlighting one of my personal favorite Presidents: John Quincy Adams. Arguably, John Quincy Adams was one of the worst Presidents in American history. His administration was a failure and he along with...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Madam C.J. Walker

22 Jan
One of the values that Americans, past and present, have highly esteemed is opportunity. We find patriotic pride in the fact that we live in a “land of opportunity”. However, this is not just ethnocentric patriotism and uber-American propaganda. A...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Dwight Eisenhower

1 Dec
The word “leadership” brings to mind a strong and assertive image of power and direction. Time and time again, throughout history, leaders have taken charge and made names for themselves. We hail people like Julius Ceasar, Napoleon and Genghis Khan...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Jackie Robinson

10 Oct
We all want justice but sadly, in a sinful world like the one in which we live, injustice is all too common. However, there will always be heroes who fight for justice and lead the charge for a better life....
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Profiles of Great Americans: Dorothea Dix

19 Sep
America’s history has been filled with conflicts and sufferings amongst the stories of inspiration. As Americans have suffered, there have always been other Americans who reach out a caring hand to them in their need and given them support. The...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Zachary Taylor

8 Sep
Heroes in American history come in all shapes and sizes. Some are strong, resilient and yet gentle, like Martin Luther King Jr and George Washington. Others are loud, fiery and full of passion, like Patrick Henry and Theodore Roosevelt. But...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Hiram Revels

25 Aug
American history is a menagerie of episodes both patriotic and less-than-desirable. Our history is a saga of both slavery and freedom, justice and oppression. It is a story of Jim Crows and Martin Luther Kings. All in all, while American...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Stonewall Jackson

21 Jul
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was one of the greatest and most virtuous commanders in the Civil War. He led his men valiantly and fearlessly and left a legacy of great nobility and honor. Despite the fact that Jackson fought under the...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Nathaniel Macon

29 Apr
Nathaniel Macon
Our nation has “progressed” quite far from the original intent of the founding fathers. The original American political system was not built on money or “campaigning”. Rather, ideally, it was a system in which the people found a man of...
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