“I was bused to a school in Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn in 1972. I was one of the first black kids in the history of the school.”

— Chris Rock —

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“I believe that history might be, and ought to be, taught in a new fashion so as to make the meaning of it as a process of evolution intelligible to the young.”

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“Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.”

— John F. Kennedy —

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“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

— Confucius —

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“Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission.”

— Lion Feuchtwanger —

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“The issue of civil rights was too much for the establishment to handle. One of the chapters of history that’s least studied by historians is the 300 to 500 riots in the U.S. between 1965 and 1970.”

— Tom Hayden —

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“Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment.”

— Sandra Day O’Connor —

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“I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief… For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”

— Wendell Berry —

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“As a state we are so uniquely positioned in so many ways. Our geography, our placement in the country, and our history positions us to be the state that propels energy efficiency as an industry.”

— Jennifer Granholm —

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