On September 24, 2016, America’s first African American president, Barack Obama, presided over the ceremony to inaugurate the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This living monument to America’s black heritage was many decades in the making, and in some respects the effort can be traced back to President Calvin Coolidge. On his final day in office, March 4, 1929, President Coolidge signed Public Resolution 107 which initiated a commission to design and construct a national monument to the Negro that would stand as a “tribute to the Negro’s contributions to the achievements of America.”
The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation has proudly established the Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth, a prize named after father and son for writers aged 19 years and younger currently living in or attending school in the state of Vermont. The first‐place prize of $1,500 and the runner‐up prize of $500 are awarded at the Coolidge Foundation’s annual summer gala in Plymouth Notch, Vermont.
During his six years in the White House Calvin Coolidge gave more in-person press conferences than any American president, before or since. The President was well-loved by the press, who relished the access he gave to them. Here you will find transcripts from all the President’s press conferences.