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Heroes in History Series

Dr. Robert A. Waterson, Director of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education (CDCE), created a "Heroes in History" series of events to honor and share the stories of those that could be considered "heroes" throughout history. This series has included the following:

President Lincoln's Road Trip to West Virginia

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On April 20-21, 2017, With Lincoln Productions will return to West Virginia for a visit! Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller will present "Meeting the Lincolns" at Long Drain Elementary School and "Lincoln Speech for Encampment" at University High School. Learn more...

Constitution and Election Literacy Program


On September 17, 2012, the CDCE invited With Lincoln Productions, featuring Michael Krebs as President Abraham Lincoln and Debra Ann Miller as Mary Todd Lincoln, to WVU to present two constitution and election literacy programs. Learn More...

Holocaust Literacy Program


On November 7, 2011, the CDCE invited Marion Blumenthal Lazan, co-author of Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story to WVU to do a presentation about her family's devastating experiences during the Holocaust.
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Lincoln Literacy Program

lincoln literacy

On November 7-8, 2010, the CDCE invited local 5th grade students, teachers, and administrators to have a unique opportunity to hear from "President and Mrs. Lincoln" - played by Michael Krebs and Debra Ann Miller from With Lincoln Productions - about their youth, education, the struggles of the Civil War, and their personal lives. Learn More...

Salute to West Virginia Veterans of World War II

In November 2009, the CDCE invited West Virginia veterans of World War II to present their inspiring stories of sacrifice, courage, and loyalty to our country. Learn More...