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The Stories of America’s Female Patriots

Frances Perkins and Her Maine Homestead

Source: Frances Perkins Center/Vimeo Creative Commons

Frances Perkins’s Maine home was a great influence on her life and career as the first female cabinet member.

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Scholastic | Culture and Change: The Melba Pattillo Story

In September 1957, Melba Pattillo and eight other teenagers became the first African-American students to attend Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Read about Melba’s historic and often terrifying experience.

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