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  • By John Degree | Classical Historian    Helen Keller was born into a wealthy household on June 27, 1880, yet her story is not one of ease and luxury. Helen was struck deaf

  • By John Degree | Classical Historian    Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be canonized a Catholic saint. She was born in 1656 in what is today the state of New

  • By John Degree | Classical Historian    Geronimo is one of the most-recognizable of American Indians who resisted the American government in the 1800s and 1900s. A leader of the Chiricahua tribe of

  • By John Degree | The Classical Historian Margaret Sanger was one of the most influential American women of the 20th century. As a progressive and eugenicist, she believed that some humans were,

  • By John Degree | The Classical Historian   Amelia Earhart was an aviation pioneer and author who died bravely trying to circumnavigate the world. She was born before the Wright Brother’s first flight,

  • By John Degree | The Classical Historian One of America’s greatest doctors and activists for the least protected in society was Mildred Fay Jefferson (1927-2010). Jefferson was the first black woman to

  • By John Degree | The Classical Historian Harriet Tubman’s image may replace Andrew Jackson’s image on the front of the $20 bill, although it is unclear exactly when. Andrew Jackson, our seventh

  • By John DeGree | The Classical Historian Abraham Lincoln was the most hated and despised president of all time, yet he is one of America’s greatest presidents. During the years before the

  • by Learn Our History February is celebrated annually in the United States as Black History Month, a month to honor the important achievements and contributions that African-Americans have made to the

  • By John DeGree, The Classical Historian | George Washington is called The Father of our Country.  This name is significant. Without a father, there can be no family. Many historians say that