Nixon’s Record on Civil Rights

Nixon’s Record on Civil Rights

Vice President Richard Nixon with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on June 13, 1957. (Henry Griffin/AP) Introduction Richard Nixon is credited for …read more

New Online Exhibit for Black History Month

New Online Exhibit for Black History Month

Black History in the “Age of Nixon” As our nation celebrates Black History Month, the Richard Nixon Foundation presents a NEW online …read more

Nixon and School Desegregation: Perspective from George Shultz

Nixon and School Desegregation: Perspective from George Shultz

On January 9, 2003, the Richard Nixon Foundation awarded George Shultz with the Victory of Freedom Award, an award that …read more

RN, MLK, and the Civil Rights Act of 1957

RN, MLK, and the Civil Rights Act of 1957

  Today marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 88th birthday. Presidential historian Irv Gellman details King’s relationship with …read more

RN and Jackie Robinson

RN and Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson supported Vice President Richard Nixon during the 1960 presidential election and in 1962 wrote: “if the election was …read more

Black History Month: President Nixon and School Desegregation

Black History Month: President Nixon and School Desegregation

Did you know President Nixon did more to desegregate schools than any other president since the Brown v. Board of …read more

Long before first black president, Nixon forged strong civil rights legacy

Long before first black president, Nixon forged strong civil rights legacy

With President Obama now in the final year of his presidency, the discussions on the editorial pages and talk shows …read more

A Matter of Simple Justice

A Matter of Simple Justice

On October 1, 1969, President Nixon established the President’s Task Force on Women’s Rights and Responsibilities to study the status …read more

Enter Barbara Hackman Franklin

Enter Barbara Hackman Franklin

In a memorandum to the heads of the executive departments and agencies dated April 21, 1971, President Richard Nixon announced …read more

Changing Gender Roles and the Equal Rights Amendments

Changing Gender Roles and the Equal Rights Amendments

Historically speaking, women have been consigned to the confines of the private, domestic sphere; tradition dictates that women are the …read more