Address at the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Phillips Academy

April 10, 2020

Title: Address at the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Phillips Academy Date: May 19, 1928 Location: Andover, MA Context: For the one-hundred-and-fifty year anniversary of Phillips Academy  My Fellow Citizens: It is more than the passage of time that brings us here to observe and celebrate this anniversary of Phillips Academy. One hundred and […]

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Bunker Hill Day

April 24, 2014

Title: Bunker Hill Day Date: June 17, 1918 Location: Roxbury Historical Society, Roxbury, Massachusetts (Original document available here) Reverence is the measure not of others but of ourselves. This assemblage on the one hundred and forty-third anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill tells not only of the spirit of that day but of the spirit of to-day. […]

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The Genius of America

April 24, 2014

Title: The Genius of America, delivered to a delegation of foreign-born citizens Date: October 16, 1924 Location: The White House, Washington, DC (Original document available here) The members of this delegation, whom I have much pleasure in receiving, are all American citizens who chance to have been born in other countries than our own. You have called upon […]

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Equality of Rights

April 24, 2014

Title: Equality of Rights Date: August 9, 1924 Location: The White House, Washington, DC Context: President Coolidge responds to a man offended by the prospect of a non-white man being nominated to be a Republican nominee for Congress in the state of New York. (Original document available here) Letter to Mr. Charles F. Gardner My dear Sir: Your letter […]

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