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Roscoe Brown and Norman Lear on the Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.09.2015 | Black Voices
Jeryl Brunner

During a visit to the Smithsonian when he was five years old, Roscoe Brown first laid eyes on the Spirit of St. Louis, Charles Lindbergh's plane which flew across the Atlantic just the year before. Needless to say, Brown was absolutely captivated.

Filipino American History Month in the District of Columbia: Recognizing Service in the Service of Recognition

Ben de Guzman | Posted 10.29.2015 | DC
Ben de Guzman

The Filipino American National Historical Society first recognized October as Filipino American History Month in 1992, thanks to the vision of FANHS founder, the late Dr. Fred Cordova, and the FANHS Board of Trustees.

First Ladies' Legacies

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Studies show that college freshmen are familiar with First Ladies, even if they can name few other women throughout U.S. history who were not celebrities or sports figures.

Democratic and Republican Lawmakers Agree on Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino American Vets

Erwin de Leon | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Last Thursday, however, members of Congress from both Houses announced the introduction of a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to 260,000 Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who responded to President Roosevelt's call-to-duty and fought under the American flag in World War II.

Showcasing Great Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Martha Graham's impact on the art of dance has been compared to the impacts of Stravinsky, Picasso and Frank Lloyd Wright to the fields of music, painting, and architecture, respectively.

Great African-Americans in Wax

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland honors African-American heroes and heroines. Match the following heroines with her accomplishment.

Breathrough Entertainers

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I reflect on the life and career of Joan Rivers, I think about the women in the entertainment business who were the firsts and broke new ground. We'll learn about just a few of these pioneering women in this blog post.

Honoring Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Raoul Wallenberg: One Man Who Made a Difference

Mark Brzezinski | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Mark Brzezinski

On July 9, the American Congress will convey a powerful message through the bestowal of the Congressional Gold Medal to remember the courageous acts of Raoul Wallenberg, a diplomat who chose to rise to a higher moral calling.

Defending Our Shores

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Each May, we celebrate Memorial Day, remembering the men and women who have fought to defend our shores throughout the history of our country. Women f...

My Father Was a Doolittle Tokyo Raider and a Gold Medal Dad

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Pacific fleet. My Father was one of the airmen who became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders of the 17th Bombardment Group of the Army Air Corps. 80 men volunteered for "an extremely hazardous mission," without knowing the target, location, or the assignment.

Veterans Day: I Remember

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Because of their war-incurred illnesses, injuries -- both physical and mental -- and many other consequences of our wars and conflicts, for many vet...

Award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Borinqueneers Now

Gretchen Sierra-Zorita | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Gretchen Sierra-Zorita

Roughly 60 years ago, 91 soldiers from Puerto Rico's 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, were court-martialed and sentenced for desertion and disobedience during the Korean War. The 65th Infantry Regiment was the last segregated unit in the U.S. Army.

This Day In History: Mandela Presented With Congressional Gold Medal

Posted 09.23.2013 | Black Voices

Nelson Mandela is revered as one of the world's foremost advocates for justice as he dedicated his life to fighting prejudice and inequality in South ...

WATCH: Congress Honors 2 Of Nation's First Black Marines

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact

African-American veterans of World War II endured hardships not only on the battlefield, but also while facing severe racial inequalities of their tim...

'Soon We Will Visit the Museum to See Poverty'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Many leaders and philosophers say we should end poverty, but through his visionary innovation, tireless hands-on work, and dogged unwillingness to accept it, Dr. Muhammad Yunus has made ending the cycle of poverty a reality.

Perhaps Congress Can Also Honor Dr. Yunus by Paying Attention to Him

Bob Harris | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Bob Harris

Now that our leaders have given Dr. Yunus a gold medal, perhaps they might more truly honor him by considering why.

Emran Hossain

Nobel Laureate Refuses To Comment

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.18.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus was in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to receive the Congressional Gold Medal for his work fighting global ...

For the Four Little Girls

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.04.2013 | Black Voices
Tavis Smiley

Nearly 50 years ago, a bomb planted by white supremacists killed four little girls in Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church. There is now a bipartisan effort to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to these precious young girls.

The Final Flight of WASP Millie Dalrymple

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

The army would not even allow the U.S. flag to be put on fallen coffins of the WASP corps. Millie, however, said she harbors no ill will or bitterness towards the government and considered herself to be "one of the luckiest women in the United States to have had the opportunity."

The Peacock in Sino-US Relations

John Wagner Givens | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
John Wagner Givens

One of the wonderful features of Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to the University of Louisville on September 24, and there were many, was the significant length of time that was given over to questions and answers.

Health Efforts a Keystone in Rebuilding Burma

Deborah Derrick | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

There is still a lot of work to be done in Burma. But with a healthy foundation, and with continued strong support from the U.S., it can move toward building a stronger and more just society.

Wallenberg: Not Only a Hero but a Unifier

Ezra Friedlander | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Ezra Friedlander

For many, Raoul Wallenberg is a few pages in a history book; for us the children and grandchildren of those that he saved, Raoul Wallenberg is the reason that we were able to once again believe in humanity.

Paul's Power Play in Iowa -- But What's Next?

Bill Schneider | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Ron Paul is likely to win the Iowa Republican caucuses next week. What can that possibly mean?

From Camp to Congress: My Father's Dream

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 01.15.2012 | Impact
Rep. Mike Honda

In a brutal irony, my father wore the uniform of the U.S. Military Intelligence Service (MIS), while his family lived behind barbed wire in a Colorado internment camp.

A Victory For Black Vets

Posted 01.11.2012 | Black Voices

Congress will honor the nation's first group of black marines with the Congressional Gold Medal, America's highest civilian honor, for their service a...