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Robert H. Jackson Third Annual Conference for Educators

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the Robert H. Jackson Center welcomed almost one hundred teachers from Western New York and Pennsylvania to its Third Annual Conference for Educators. This was the first time the event was held in Jamestown, New York. The theme for this year’s conference was From Nuremberg to Your Classroom, with the hope of providing educators with the knowledge and confidence not only to teach about Robert Jackson, but to inspire their students to follow his example.

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2015 Annual Campaign – “Why Robert H. Jackson?”

In a letter from Board member and Annual Campaign Chair Stan Lundine the question "Why Robert H. Jackson?" is brought into focus.

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Jackson Center Education Directors attend NCSS Conference to promote Robert H. Jackson’s Legacy

Robert H. Jackson Center Co-Education Directors Drew Beiter and Joe Karb will attend the National Council for Social Studies, held on November 13-15,2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Their attendance will expand the national footprint of the Jackson Center and further promote the legacy of Justice Jackson.

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Destroyers For Bases Agreement, September 2, 1940

September 2, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Destroyers for Bases Agreement. Under the terms of the Agreement, the United States gave the British 50 obsolete destroyers in exchange for 99-year leases to territory in Newfoundland and the Caribbean. The territories would be used as United States air and naval bases. Substantial legal obstacles complicated the deal. Attorney General Robert H. Jackson and his colleagues spent much of the summer of 1940 trying to resolve some of these issues. Jackson's Acquisition of Naval and Air Bases in Exchange for Over-Age Destroyers was presented on August 27, 1940.

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Annual Newsletter Available Online

View the Robert H. Jackson Center's Annual Newsletter Online. Keep up to date on the Center's activities, programs and events.

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Who Inspires You?

Collaboration with Pine Valley Schools provides a thoughtful exhibit for the Center.

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Jackson Center Teacher Fellow creates “Bob Talks”

Caroline Hayes, a 2014 Robert H. Jackson Center Teacher Fellow, made it her project this past school year to teach her sixth grade students about the legacy of Robert H. Jackson. Her students created "Bob Talks" reminiscent of TED talks to learn and teach others about Robert H. Jackson.

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May’s Continuing Legal Education Seminar

On May 5, 2015, the Robert H. Jackson Center hosted its Spring Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Workshops

The Jackson Center's teacher workshops are designed to strengthen classroom techniques and provide in-depth, hands-on information.

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“If There Is Any Fixed Star,” Jackson on Barnette

Cass Sunstein, writing for Bloomberg View, June 1, 2015, stated, "If we had to preserve just one Supreme Court opinion to show some other civilization what American constitutional law is all about, I'd pick Jackson's prose poem in the Barnette Case."