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Spotlight: Celebrating Black History Month

Photos for this blog post were selected¬†and scanned with the assistance of Kaitlyn Crain Enriquez. The United States celebrates¬†Black History Month in February. First established as Negro History Week by African-American historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926, Black History Month … Continue reading

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Dr. Paul Owen: The First PHS Optometrist

Paul Owen grew up in Jacksonville, Florida in the mid-20th century. He attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, where he earned his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and then his Doctorate in Optometry (O.D.). In 1966, Dr. Owen became the … Continue reading

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This Week in Universal News: Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall is Sworn In, 1967

On October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice. Marshall had a long history of fighting for civil rights in the legal system, most famously when he argued against school segregation in the Brown v. … Continue reading

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