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The Voting Rights Act (MLK, Jr. Commemorative Event) – Jan. 28

Deuel Ross, Fried Frank Fellow for the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, will talk about the 1965 Voting Rights Act on Wed., Jan. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the UC Hamilton Room. This is UWW’s 29th annual Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Andersen Library’s MLK weekend hours, UWW MLK event

Andersen Library will be closed Sat. Jan. 17-Mon. Jan. 19 (Winterim ends on Jan. 16th, and it’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday the 19th). Spring Semester hours will start on Tues., Jan. 20th, at 7:30 a.m. Please plan … Continue reading

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United Nations Day

Happy birthday, UN! Friday, October 24, is United Nations Day, the anniversary of the UN Charter creating this body going into effect. The Secretary-General issues a statement every year in honor of this anniversary. How will you celebrate? Learn more … Continue reading

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Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall, appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Johnson on June 13, 1967, was the first African-American justice on the Court. You can read his biography via Biography Reference Bank database,

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Read Across America Day

Every year many libraries and schools celebrate reading on Read Across America Day, usually held on Dr. Seuss‘s birthday (Mar. 2), except that’s Sunday this year, so we’re celebrating on March 3! But why wait until Monday? Read some good … Continue reading

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Can you pass the citizenship test?

Today, Monday February 17, is President’s Day. Did you know that it was moved from February 22 (George Washington’s birthday) to the 3rd Monday of February as part of an effort to make more 3-day weekends for workers? Hmmm. Since … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. – 2014 commemorative talk

Reverend Everett D. Mitchell, Director of Community Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and former Assistant Dane County District Attorney, will deliver the keynote address at UWW’s 28th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Event. Please join the campus community … Continue reading

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Endangered Species Act anniversary

December 28 is the anniversary of the Endangered Species Act being signed by President Nixon in 1973. That’s right, it’s the 40th anniversary of this legislation. Visit Endangered Species web pages for information and activities in honor of this anniversary, … Continue reading

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Movies

I’ll bet a lot of us will watch some movies over the holidays, either in theatres or in our own homes. Did you know that the first “commercial movie screening” took place in Paris on Dec. 28, 1895? The Lumière … Continue reading

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Kennedy’s Assassination, 50 years later

Last week, I admitted to being a big fan of Abraham Lincoln. Well, I’m an even bigger fan of John F. Kennedy. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was 150 years ago on November 19. Kennedy’s assassination was 50 years ago today. Ask … Continue reading

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