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Libby O'Connell works with BIO.com, developing educational resources for teachers. She is also the Chief Historian at HISTORY, where she leads the corporate outreach department. Although he is a few years older than her, George Washington and Libby share the same birthday.
July 14, 2012 by Libby O'Connell
This week marks Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday. Like most Americans these days, I was first exposed to Woody Guthrie’s music through the folk anthem, “This Land...also in this article
Children's Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Environmental Activist, Anti-War Activist, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer / 1919 -
American folk singer Pete Seeger is an iconic figure in the mid-20th century, and is best known for his contributions to the American folk music revival.
Children's Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Environmental Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Anti-War Activist, Guitarist, Singer / 1941 -
Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter and activist who is best known for her distinctive voice and for her role in popularizing the music of Bob Dylan.
November 28, 2012 by Libby O'Connell
My friends from high school can attest that I know all the words to “Leader of the Pack,” the Shangri-Las second hit and perhaps their most famous song—melodramatic...
May 9, 2012 by Libby O'Connell
This month Biography.com is highlighting legendary figures from America's West, and this week we’re featuring the life of Buffalo Bill Cody. The iconic cowboy shone...also in this article
Theater Actor, Folk Hero, Military Leader / 1846 - 1917Hunting and killing over 4,000 buffalo earned Buffalo Bill Cody his nickname, and his status as an Old West legend was cemented with his traveling Wild West show.
August 13, 2012 by Libby O'Connell
Julia Child was a serious cook who always seemed to be having fun. Whether she was teaching Cordon Bleu cuisine to Americans on her famous TV show, The French Chef...also in this article
April 23, 2012 by Libby O'Connell
At her birth in 1913, Hedy Lamarr was named Hedwig Eva Maria by her parents, Emil and Gertrude Kiesler, a prosperous Jewish couple in Vienna, as the days of the...