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Legacy of Leadership

FDR 'lifted the nation from its knees' merica teetered on the brink of disaster. The stock market crashed in 1929. Banks began to fail. During the one-term presidency of Herbert Hoover, industrial production in this country fell by 47

Wild Game

Mountain recollections include a special dinner with the neighbors In 1950, my father traded a new Ford and $400 to Newt Ogle for a lot on the Middle Prong of the Little Pigeon River in the Emerts Cove community of Sevier County.

Only a Pawn

Civil rights history lesson enforces tragedy of racism Medgar Evers, born on July 2, 1925, in Decatur, Mississippi, grew up on a small farm, attended a segregated school, and earned a high school diploma. At 18, he enlisted in the U.S.

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

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

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