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Today, every adult American citizen regardless of race, gender, religion or socio-economic background has the opportunity to vote. The dreams of our founding fathers, propounded by action, gave us the right to change, the right to be heard, and the right to vote. However, this was not always so. To remind us of our civic duty, Vote America! educates students about the heroic efforts made for equality and democracy; the struggles of the civil rights era, passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and the 15th, 19th, and 26th amendments to the U.S.
Though Billy Lee Brammer's novel The Gay Place is a work of fiction, it remains one of the most revealing accounts of Texas politics ever written. Brammer was born in Dallas in 1929. He earned a degree in journalism from the University of North Texas, then worked as an editor for the Texas Observer before moving to Washington to serve as an aide to then-Senator Lyndon Johnson. The Gay Place, which takes its title from a poem by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was published in 1961 to great acclaim. The novel paints a vivid picture of the compromises, strategy, and horse-trading that we call politics.
William Barret Travis and James Butler Bonham were born in what is now Saluda County. These two men fought and died at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. We will look back to their South Carolina roots and see how they found themselves becoming heroic defenders of the Alamo.
Seven restored films from the Orris Brown Collection at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, featuring rare footage of the 1935 Houston flood, President F.D. Roosevelt's visit to the San Jacinto monument, Sam Houston's former slave and later servant Jeff Hamilton, and 1930s advertisements for Houston-based businesses.