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Own the Road: A Brief History of the Adopt-a-Highway Program

In the 26 years since the Adopt-a-Highway program was launched, it has helped keep America’s highways clean, saved taxpayers money, sparked a handful of free-speech battles, and even been featured on an episode of Seinfeld. Here’s a brief history of the program. The Birth of Adopt-a-Highway The idea hit James Evans like an empty soda can, or [...]

55 Years Ago in Alabama

On December 1, 1955, a 42-year-old secretary named Rosa Parks disobeyed an order from bus driver James Blake to give up her seat so that a white man could have it. Parks was arrested for her actions, which led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. …following standard practice, bus driver Blake noted that the front of the [...]