Dave McIntire, a middle school teacher at The Independent School in Wichita, Kansas, is a 2013-2014 Ford’s Theatre National Oratory Fellow. Here, he reflects on his experience with the program and the May 2014 National Oratory Retreat and Performance.
Today, most historians and the general public agree that John Wilkes Booth headed the conspiracy to murder the President, cabinet officers and Vice President Andrew Johnson. But throughout the years since the Lincoln assassination, some Americans – and even some historians – have found it difficult to believe.
The skill of spelling correctly has long been held in high regard by Americans, with spelling contests dating back to the early 1800s. Today, the National Spelling Bee serves as a wonderful representation of all the races, classes, genders and religions in the United States.
Spelling Bee cast member Vishal Vaidya (plays the role of William Barfee) has been blogging about his experiences for NY-based dance organization Motivated Movers. His most recent post gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the life of an understudy.
April 8, 2014, marked the 150th anniversary of the Senate’s passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. This represented the first time that the federal government had attempted to ban slavery everywhere within the United States, including in both loyal states and those in rebellion.
National Oratory Fellow Angela Hambleton shares her experiences working in the Ford's Education program.