Abraham Lincoln (1864), suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (no date recorded), and civil rights activist A. Philip Randolph (1964). Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
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Kennedy uses the example of Dwight Eisenhower as soldier and president as a platform for some observations drawn from social pscyhology about the components and contexts of leadership of various sorts. Read More
At the age of fourteen, Abraham Lincoln wrote in one of his copybooks: "'Tis Abraham Lincoln holds the pen / He will be good but God knows when." We routinely ask our children what they want to be when they grow up. We don't ask them how they want to be. Lincoln dedicated an important part of his...(Read More)
In 1972, Patsy Takemoto Mink, a third generation Japanese American and the first woman of color U.S. Congressional representative, ran for the U.S. Presidency. This paper analyzes her decision to run for the highest elected office in the land in the context of Mink’s racial liberalism in the midst...(Read More)