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How Martin Luther King Jr.‘s birthday became a holiday

January 21, 2019 By NCC Staff

The fight to make Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday took 32 years, a lot of campaigning, and guest appearances including Stevie Wonder, Ted Kennedy, and the National Football League.

Five interesting facts on the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2019 By NCC Staff

Constitution Daily looks back at the inspirational story of Martin Luther King Jr., and uncovers some interesting facts about the late civil rights leader’s life.

10 Americans who have won the Nobel Peace Prize

December 10, 2018 By NCC Staff

On this day in 1901, the first Nobel prizes were awarded in ceremonies in Sweden and Norway. Since then, the Nobel Peace Prize has earned special significance, with 21 Americans gaining the honor, along with several U.S.-based organizations.

Read six different versions of the Gettysburg Address

November 19, 2018 By NCC Staff

There were five versions of the Gettysburg Address that were acknowledged by Abraham Lincoln in his lifetime. Here are those versions, along with the AP wire copy from November 1863.

The Burr vs. Hamilton duel happened 214 years ago today

July 11, 2018 By NCC Staff

Today marks the anniversary of the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. What caused the sitting vice president to duel a Founding Father on the cliffs overlooking New York City?

The origins of the Memorial Day holiday

May 28, 2018 By NCC Staff

For many people, Memorial Day is the symbol of summer’s start. What’s lost to some today is its original meaning - and day.

Essential online resources for Constitution Day

September 18, 2017 By NCC Staff

With Constitution Day happening today, here’s a look at some essential constitutional resources we use in our quest to explain and understand our founding document.

12 famous Americans killed, involved in duels

July 11, 2017 By NCC Staff

On the anniversary of the Burr-Hamilton duel, a look back at history shows the event wasn't unique when it came to early-19th-century squabbles.

The debate over Confederate monuments and how to remember the Civil War

May 25, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

The removal of four public symbols of the Confederacy in New Orleans highlights the crucial difference between history and memory.

Video: Defining Truth in Modern Politics

May 1, 2017 By NCC Staff

Susan Glasser of POLITICO, Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post, and Brian Stelter of CNN look at the rise of “fake news,” the growth of political polarization, and the fracturing of the media.

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