We are committed to presenting history from the perspective of the outstanding statesmen, educators, reformers, and writers of our nation.  Men and women who have built upon the guiding principles outlined in the great documents of our founding fathers, and continue to champion the rights of all men toward life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

“Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.” – John F. Kennedy, Feb. 20, 1961 (special message to congress on education).

“Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate MLK2-1any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.” – Abraham Lincoln, March 9, 1832

“The hand of Providence has been so conspicuous in all this (Revolutionary War) that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith…” – George Washington, Aug. 20, 1778


“Almighty God … may we always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will.  Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners.” – Thomas Jefferson, March 4, 1805

“Religion and virtue are the only foundations, not only of republicanism and of all free government, but of social felicity under all governments and in all the combinations of human society.” – John Adams, Aug. 28, 1811

“There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations … the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” – Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

“All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.” – Abraham Lincoln

“I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.” – Booker T. Washington

“I don’t like that man, I must get to know him better.” – Abraham Lincoln

“There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers.  We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.” – Ronald Reagan

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – JFK