Good Deeds

Highway helper offered assistance on California roadways as a way to honor an earlier kindness On a winter day in 1966, a teenage driver was, to use his own words, “tom-catting around” in a remote area of Illinois. When a blizzard
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The Parachute Packer

As a farm boy in Kansas, Charles Plumb dreamed of flying airplanes. His acceptance by the Naval Academy in 1960 became the first meaningful step towards his ultimate goal. After graduation, he completed flight school and reported to the
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J-Mac and the Law

Presented with opportunity, a disadvantaged student changes his entire trajectory with one high school basketball game. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability as to any program
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They Called Him Chief

During the 1940s in the American South, Jim Crow laws segregated Americans. “Separate but equal” was the catch phrase. Black people were prohibited from using facilities designated for whites, such as water fountains, the “white section”
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Hamilton The Lawyer

If George Washington is the “father of our country” and James Madison the “father of our constitution,” Alexander Hamilton, the top aide to Washington in the Revolutionary War, principal author of the Federalist Papers, and the first
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Something About Marye

A Knoxville Elegy J.D. Vance’s best-selling book Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating rendition of how the author, during his youth, somehow survived a family background of alcoholism, drug addiction, violence, and failed relationships to
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240 Years and Counting

The History (And Future?) of Immigration in the United States Winston Churchill, whose mother, Jennie, was born in America, qualifies as one of the genuine heroes of World War II. As England’s Prime Minister charged with defending
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