POLITICS Jefferson refused to acknowledge the holiday during his entire time in office. Why? Plus, did FDR create “Franksgiving”? (American Profile) Use our resources to learn more about this American holiday. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas How did President Thomas Jefferson “cancel” Thanksgiving? He didn’t—there was nothing to cancel. Thanksgiving didn’t become an official … Continue reading Did Thomas Jefferson Hate Thanksgiving?
UNITED STATES 50 years ago this week, civil rights leaders engaged in what Martin Luther King, Jr., called “the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of our nation.” (Washington Post) You’ve certainly heard the speech King delivered that day—”I Have a Dream.” But did you know that King was not the march’s organizer? That no one did a lot of marching? That not all … Continue reading March on Washington