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Despite unfair compensation, segregation, and even legal bars on military service, African Americans have served in every conflict in United States history.
Joshua Bill is the 2012 National History Teacher of the Year. Get to know Mr. Bill and some of his colleagues at Waukegan High School, in Waukegan, Illinois, where his work with students has made him, in the words of the school's social studies director, "one of the most beloved teachers in our institution."
Historian Matthew Pinsker (Dickinson College) leads a tour of Ford’s Theatre campus, including the main building, the Petersen House, and the Center for Education and Leadership, to explore how history teachers can use the site’s exhibits to teach students of all grade levels.
Lori D. Ginzberg, professor of history and women’s studies at Pennsylvania State University, discusses her 2010 biography, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life.
University of Virginia historian Barbara Perry describes John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, including background information on the President’s life and family, the writing of the speech, and major accomplishments of his administration.