Tag Archives: Albert Gore Sr.

Tennesseans Respond: Brown v. Board of Education

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist Today, May 17, marks the 65th anniversary of the 1954 United States Supreme Court decision in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and determined “separate … Continue reading

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Albert Gore Research Center’s 25th Anniversary

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist As we wrap up the 2018-2019 academic year, the Albert Gore Research Center’s 25th anniversary celebrations will also come to a close. Starting today through the beginning of May, we will post 25 highlights from … Continue reading

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The Ole Miss Incident: Examining the Past in the Present

Written by Marley Abbott, Graduate Assistant *Disclaimer: some of the words and images cited in this post may contain offensive language and sentiments. This past Valentine’s Day, I had the privilege of attending MTSU’s Unity Luncheon with keynote speaker James … Continue reading

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Tennesseans Respond: Poor People’s March of 1968

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist WARNING: Some of the archival documents featured in this post contain racist language and beliefs.  When civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in April 1968, he and fellow activists were planning … Continue reading

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Gore: Freedom of the ballot box is the very essence of democracy

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist In 1965, Senator Albert Gore and his colleagues in Congress considered legislation aimed at dismantling the state and local barriers that prevented black Americans from fully exercising their right to vote granted by the 15th … Continue reading

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How Gore and LBJ Won the War for Medicare

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist In my previous post, “Gore: Patients, Not Politics,” I outlined how Representative Albert Gore supported President Harry Truman’s five point proposal for a national health insurance program. Although their efforts failed, Gore continued the fight … Continue reading

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Tennesseans Respond: The Revolts of 1967

WARNING: Some of the archival documents featured in this post contain racist language and beliefs. Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist This week marks 50 years since the black community in Detroit protested police brutality, segregated housing and schools, and rising … Continue reading

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