New Online Exhibit: MLK

New Online Exhibit: MLK

Online Exhibit: MLK Assassination – 50 Years Later April 4, 2018 Today, fifty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King …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

How ‘Checkers’ Changed the Game of Television

How ‘Checkers’ Changed the Game of Television

September 23 marks the anniversary of one of the most consequential and precedent-setting speeches in U.S. history: Richard Nixon’s much-famed …read more

10 Things to Know About Nixon the Vice President

10 Things to Know About Nixon the Vice President

1. On July 24, 1959, Vice President Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev engaged in a series of heated discussions …read more

Nixon Legacy Series: Irwin Gellman

Nixon Legacy Series: Irwin Gellman

We think we know the history of Ike and Dick, but Dr. Irv Gellman reveals a different Eisenhower, and a …read more

1953: VP Nixon in Japan

1953: VP Nixon in Japan

The presidency of Richard Nixon played a crucial role in the development of post-World War II relations between Japan and …read more

MLK & RN: Creating a More Just Society

MLK & RN: Creating a More Just Society

A version of this story ran Martin Luther King Day 2013: VP Nixon with MLK in 1957 “Let me say how deeply …read more

‘Checkers’ at 61

‘Checkers’ at 61

September 23 marks the 61st anniversary of one of the most consequential and precedent-setting speeches in U.S. history: Richard Nixon’s …read more

The Long Battle for the ERA and Constitutional Equality

The Long Battle for the ERA and Constitutional Equality

In 1921, Alice Paul of the National Women’s Party drafted the Equal Rights Amendment for constitutional gender equality. The original …read more

Would the Sunnylands Summit be Happening had it not been for RN?

Would the Sunnylands Summit be Happening had it not been for RN?

RN and PN with Walter and Leonore Annenberg at La Casa Pacifica in 1969. No it would not, on two counts; …read more