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MLK's "Mountaintop"

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this speech in support of the striking sanitation workers at Mason Temple in Memphis, TN on April 3, 1968.

First Woman to fly solo across Atlantic

Amelia Mary Earhart

Amelia Earhart was an American aircraft pilot who set numerous records, including being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She disappeared mysteriously in the Pacific during a pioneering flight around the world.

Source Citation:

"Amelia Earhart." Explorers & Discoverers of the World. Gale, 1993. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 12 Apr. 2012.

Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), the winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize for literature, is considered by many readers and critics to be the foremost poet of the Latin American world in the twentieth century. His poetry, which often taps into the deepest, most elementary aspects of nature and existence, has been tremendously influential.

What caused him to change his name?

 "Pablo Neruda." Dictionary of Hispanic Biography. Gale, 1996. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 15 Feb. 2011.

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Hola Professor Hudson and eager English 1301 students

This LibGuide will help you through the process of research for your project. 

1. Define Topic: What do you know? Verify with Background Info.

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A nine-year old girl asks "Why don't women have coins or dollar bills with their faces on it?"

Sofia, from Cambridge in Massachusetts, had written to President Barack Obama in 2014 after a school project on historic American heroes, asking why there were no women on US bills

Harriet Tubman - face of the new 20 dollar bill!

New face: Donald Trump and Ben Carson have both questioned plans to put abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill (pictured)

Celebrated former U.S. slave Harriet Tubman will replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 banknote, the first time an African-American has been featured on US money


Cesar Chavez

Harper Lee's hometown Courthouse

Harper Lee in Courthouse in Monroeville, Alabama

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, visits the courthouse of her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1965. In the acclaimed novel, Lee used Monroeville as the model for the fictional town of Maycomb.

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"The Times They are A-Changin"

Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

It is the first time the honor has gone to a musician. In its citation, the Swedish Academy credited Mr. Dylan with “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804) helped write The Federalist, a powerful series of essays favoring the Constitution, and led the ratification struggle in New York State. As the first secretary of the treasury (1789–1795), inspector general of the army (1798–1800), and a leader of the Federalist party, he remained a central figure in national politics, fighting for a strong federal government.

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