HNN Hot Topics: Robert Byrd, the Historian's Senator
THANKS to Senator Byrd, nearly $1 billion of federal dollars have been allocated over the past decade to improve K-12 history education. A child who was in the first grade when the program started in 2001 would now be a junior in high school. So it is no exaggeration to say Senator Byrd's love of American history has been passed on to an entire generation of America's school children. Among his many accomplishments, that is one of his greatest legacies.
Executive Director, National Coalition for History
Obituaries & Memorials
- Robert H. Dockery: Byrd’s Soiled Nest
- Jonah Goldberg: Byrd Tributes Go Overboard
- Stephen Marche: Byrd and the Bard
- Senator Robert C. Byrd Dies after a Lifetime of Accomplishments
- Byrd to lie in Senate chamber where he served
- Steve Kettmann: Byrd, Despite Dark Past, May Have Been the Last Great U.S. Senator
- Eugene Robinson: Robert Byrd: A Story of Change and Redemption
- Robert Byrd: The Senate's memory keeper
- Colleagues mourn longest-serving U.S. senator
- Sen. Robert Byrd, Defender and Prolific Sponsor of Academic Earmarks, Dies at 92
The Longest-Serving Member of Congress
- Senator Robert Byrd Becomes Longest-Serving Member of Congress
- Robert Byrd, longest-serving Congress member, considered historian
- West Virginia's Byrd becomes the longest-serving member of Congress
- Byrd Will Set Another Record
- Longest-Serving Senator Gives Obama a History Lesson
- Sen. Byrd Surpasses Thurmond's Tenure Mark [audio 4min]
- Byrd Now Stands as History's Senior Senator [audio 2min]
- Byrd sets record for senatorial service
- Byrd Truly the Elder Statesman
- Peter N. Kirstein: Address on"Constitution Day" Panel
- John Whitmer: What Exactly Are We Celebrating on Constitution Day?
- Constitution Day teaching obligation draws criticism
- From Yale to cosmetology school, Americans brush up on history and government
- U.S. schools prepare to celebrate Constitution Day
- Constitution Day
Teaching American History
- Rick Shenkman: OAH 2009: Sam Wineburg Dares to Ask If the Teaching American History Program Is a Boondoggle
- Have Professional Historians Neglected Their Duty to Help High School Students Learn History?
- Senator Robert C. Byrd: The Importance of History Education
- $100 Million Awarded in Grants for Teaching History
- Politics: Who Changed History Most in the Past Half Year?
- OAH gives Sen. Byrd"Friend of History" Award
- Robert Byrd and the AHA
- Reporter's Notebook: Highlights from the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association
- KKK Disowns Robert Byrd
- Josh Marshall: Was Byrd Compromised By the Klan?
- Brian Palmer: What Does an Exalted Cyclops Do?
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