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Women write history through the Vietnam Women's Memorial
Women write history through the Vietnam Women's Memorial

Nov. 14, 2018 - About 300 people gathered Saturday evening for a Candlelight Ceremony at the Vietnam Women's Memorial to honor its 25th anniversary. Diane Carlson Evans, an Army nurse, Vietnam veteran, and founder of the Memorial, spoke to Student News Net before the ceremony.

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Women write history through the Vietnam Women's MemorialWomen write history through the Vietnam Women's Memorial
Nov. 14, 2018 - About 300 people gathered Saturday evening for a Candlelight Ceremony at the Vietnam Women's Memorial to honor its 25th anniversary. Diane Carlson Evans, an Army nurse, Vietnam veteran, and founder of the Memorial, spoke to Student News Net before the ceremony.

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  1. Why is Rosa Parks called the 'Mother of the Civil Rights Movement?
  2. What prepared Rosa for the action she took on Montgomery City Bus #2857 on Dec. 1, 1955?
  3. Why was the life Rosa led such a courageous one?

Douglas Brinkley, author of Rosa Parks: A Life, speaks at the Student News Net Symposium on Sept. 14, 2018..

Weekly VOCAB

Week of November 12

affixed: verb; signed, put in place, attached;
Sept. 17, 1787: US Constitution adopted

downgraded: Select Part of speech...; to make less severe,
Florence producing catastrophic flooding

enlisted: verb; signed up;
Veterans Day traces origin to 1918

recounts: verb; tells, remembers;
Fall 1918: Influenza pandemic rages

Today In History

November 14

1915: Booker T. Washington, educator who was the first president of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, died. That institution is now known as Tuskegee University.

1732: Library of Congress - The Library Company of Philadelphia signed a contract with its first librarian. Founded by Benjamin Franklin and friends in November 1731, the library enrolled members for a fee of forty shillings but had to wait for books to arrive from England before beginning full operation.

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