Archive for January 14th, 2011

Holiday Reminder: Valentine’s Day 2011

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Holiday Reminder:
Valentine’s Day will be celebrated in one month, Monday February 14th, 2011.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (01/14)

Friday, January 14th, 2011


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
about Martin Luther King &
the Civil Rights Movement

Jan. 14 : 03 Days to MLK Day

Did you know that in 1967, the first black justice, Thurgood Marshall, was appointed to the Supreme Court?

Also in that year, race riots erupted in major cities like Detroit, Michigan and Newark, New Jersey. Simultaneously, the cities of Cleveland, Ohio and Gary, Indiana elected their first black mayors.

Did you know that in 1971, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that busing children outside their district in order to desegregate schools was constitutional?

Many see this decision as the “bite” behind the “bark” of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling that found segregated public schools unconstitutional.

Each year on the third Monday of January schools, federal offices, post office and banks across America close as we celebrate the birth, the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices that Dr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. A time to remember the message of change through nonviolence.

Join us for our look at the past 60 years of the civil rights movement and our countdown to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday January 17, 2011.

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(January 14) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Ratification Day

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Ratification Day
On this day in 1784, the Continental Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the Revolutionary War and establishing the United States of America as a self-governing nation.

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