Celebrate Buffalo Soldiers Day!

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 July 28th is Buffalo Soldiers Day. Officially recognized in 1992, it commemorates the 1866  formation of six cavalry and infantry regiments of African American soldiers after Congress passed the Army Organization Act. Buffalo Soldiers were African American soldiers who served on the Western Frontier after the Civil War. The name Buffalo Soldiers is said … read more »


Celebrate Juneteenth!

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 Though slavery technically ended with the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 and the Civil War effectively ended April 9, 1865, the announcement of the end of slavery did not reach Texas until June 19, 1865. On that day, General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and announced that slavery had ended and that … read more »


Get Caught Reading in May!

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May is Get Caught Reading Month! Started in 1999 by the Association of American Publishers, Get Caught Reading Month is an annual celebration to promote reading. The observance is championed by Every Child A Reader, a literacy nonprofit, and kicked off by Children’s Book Week, which will be celebrated twice this year: May 4–10 will … read more »


Celebrating 220 Years of the Library of Congress!

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 The Library of Congress was founded on April 24, 1800, to provide books for Congress’s use. Over time, its mission expanded, allowing it to be viewed as a national institution and, therefore, the national library. The current building was completed and opened to the public in 1897. Since then, the library’s offerings and resources … read more »


Citing Media Sources for School Projects

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Citing sources for school projects has changed in some ways over time and stayed the same in others. The styles like MLA (the most widely used in K-12 school projects), APA, Chicago, Harvard, AMA, etc. still exist, their biggest changes being additions to the types of sources that need citing in the digital age. The … read more »