Monday marks the day we honor civil rights activist and national hero Martin Luther King, Jr. whose contributions to our society changed the U.S. forever. During his lifetime, MLK won many awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize. Posthumously, a Congressional Gold Medal was issued in his and his wife’s honor. Last year, the U.S. Mint… Read more »
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The United States Mint recently announced that the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will be commemorated with the release of a brand-new silver dollar. In a 1963 civil rights speech, President John F. Kennedy asked for legislation that would give all Americans the right to be served in… Read more »