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On September 9, 1996, President Bill Clinton presented Rosa Parks the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.

To celebrate the 17th anniversary of that award, as well as the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, ProQuest is offering free access to ProQuest History Vault during September.

The Medal of Freedom was originally awarded to military personnel and others involved in wartime. It morphed into an award that recognized an act that protected the security of the United States; and in 1963, it became the highest award to those who contribute “to the quality of American life.”

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ProQuest History Vault unlocks the wealth of key archival materials in American history with a single search. Researchers will be able to access millions of primary accounts from history through digitized letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and much more. The vast majority of content—a unique mix of public domain and licensed material—is not available elsewhere.

Firsthand accounts and primary source documents

Modules like The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century and The NAACP Papers Collection offer millions of pages of records, personal papers, legal briefings, memos, all offering a unique view into this revolutionary time in American history.

What can History Vault help you discover? Probably more than you know! See how together we can open the past! Be sure to share the exciting offer with your colleagues today.


09 Sep 2013 | Posted by Shannon Janeczek

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