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A Brief History of Civil Rights in the United States

This guide offers a history of various movements by citizens in the United States to gain political and social freedom and equality. It highlights resources available through the library and also offers a list of current civil rights organizations.

Betsy DeVos confirmed as Education Secretary

As of Tuesday, February 7, 2017, Betsy DeVos was confirmed Education Secretary. This, despite what she did to public schools in Michigan, despite her inability to adequately answer questions in her confirmation hearing, despite plagiarizing some of her answers in a Senate questionnaire.

Even though DeVos doesn't seem to understand what IDEA is or where grizzly bears live (hint: not in school buildings), she will be the one leading federal education policy.