Today In History
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Thursday, March 05, 2009
On March 5, 1946, Winston Churchill delivered a speech, 'Sinews of Peace', at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. In it, he uttered the famous metaphor, 'the iron curtain', that resonated for decades and has recently been resurrected to discuss the current economic crisis in Europe.
'From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
March 4, 1933
This great nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper.
So first of all let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Today is the birthday of W. E. B. Du Bois who was born February 23, 1868 and died August 27, 1963. Du Bois was an activist, author, intellectual and co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He wrote many books, including The Souls of Black Folk (1903).
Below is an excerpt of a lecture, 'Socialism and the American Negro' delivered by Du Bois, to an audience in Great Hall, Madison Wisconsin Memorial Union, in 1960.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009