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In the years leading up to the Civil War, Frederick Douglass (February 1818—February 20, 1895) was the most powerful speaker…
Fannie Lou Hamer
Fannie Lou Hamer (October 6, 1917—March 14, 1977) was a civil rights activist. She fought to expand voting rights for…
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. is considered one of history’s greatest activists. His leadership helped end segregation during the civil rights…
In 1960, Ruby Bridges (September 8, 1954—) walked through the doors of William Frantz Elementary School, in New Orleans, Louisiana.…
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917—November 22, 1963) was the 35th president of the United States. While in office, he…
What is Global Warming?
Earth’s climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. As a result, storms and droughts are becoming more intense. Temperatures are…
What Is Bioluminescence?
Fireflies twinkle in a field. Mushrooms illuminate a dark forest. Colorful sea creatures light up the ocean. These natural light…
What Are Magnets?
What do compasses, fans, and high-speed trains have in common? They all use magnets to function. Magnets are rocks or…
What Are Storms?
A storm is a powerful disturbance of the atmosphere. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes are types of storms. Storms are a…
What Are Volcanoes?
Take a bottle of soda. Shake it really hard. Gas bubbles will form inside, causing a buildup of pressure. Twist…
What Are Planets?
Stargazers in ancient Greece noticed something extraordinary in the night sky. They observed that a few bright objects moved among…
Lyndon B. Johnson
President Lyndon B. Johnson (August 27, 1908—January 22, 1973) advanced equality through civil rights law and programs to help the…
Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757—July 12, 1804) is one of America’s most influential Founding Fathers. In his short…
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a writer, singer, composer, songwriter, rapper, and an actor. He is best known for creating and starring…
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858—January 6, 1919) was the 26th president of the United States. He pushed the country toward…
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony (February 15, 1820—March 13, 1906) was a pioneer in the movement for women’s voting rights in the…
Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706—April 17, 1790) was a scientist, an inventor, a writer, and a statesman. He helped draft…
Sonia Sotomayor (June 25, 1954—present) made history when she became the first Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court justice. She assumed the…
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809–April 15, 1865) was the 16th president of the United States. He led the country through…
Jacob August Riis (May 3, 1849—May 26, 1914) was a photojournalist who documented the lives of poor New Yorkers in…
Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743–July 4, 1826) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He drafted the…
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