Richard Filipink

LBJ and the War on Poverty
6:25 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

When a President Fought for the Poor

President Lyndon B. Johnson
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American President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared war on January 8, 1964. However, he was not at war with another nation – he was at war with poverty.

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America’s 35th President
7:11 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

JFK Legacy: His Ability to Inspire

John F. Kennedy
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A historian from Western Illinois University feels President John F. Kennedy’s greatest accomplishment was to inspire so many Americans.

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50 Year Anniversary
6:14 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

History and Its Changing View of the March

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The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – capped off by Dr Martin Luther King, Jr’s stirring “I Have A Dream” speech – is regarded today as a key moment in the American Civil Rights movement.

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Anniversary of Break-In
10:19 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Watergate - 40 Years Later

President Richard Nixon
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Sunday, June 17 marks the 40th anniversary of the bungled burglary at the Watergate Hotel that eventually led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Richard Filipink of Western Illinois University's History Department said the impact of the scandal has been felt ever since. All one has to do it look at the Republican attacks on Democrat Bill Clinton when he was president in the 1990s.

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