HNN Hot Topics: Robert Byrd, the Historian's Senator


THANKS to Senator Byrd, nearly $1 billion of federal dollars have been allocated over the past decade to improve K-12 history education. A child who was in the first grade when the program started in 2001 would now be a junior in high school. So it is no exaggeration to say Senator Byrd's love of American history has been passed on to an entire generation of America's school children. Among his many accomplishments, that is one of his greatest legacies.

—Lee White
Executive Director, National Coalition for History

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