Tag Archives: U.S. History

March on Washington

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: 6 Ways to Commemorate

June 30th, 2014

This feature is written by guest author Lee Ann Potter, director of educational outreach, at the Library of Congress. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is considered the most significant piece of civil rights legislation since Reconstruction, the era immediately following the Civil War. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, […]

Flag day image from the Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/wiseguide/jun07/flag.html

Flag Week: 8 Ways Kids Can Learn More About Our Nation’s History and Government

June 4th, 2014

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress, which consisted of representatives of the colonies, passed a resolution approving the design of a national flag:  Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new […]