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From Schoolgirl to Heroine

From Schoolgirl to Heroine

On April 23, 1951, 16-year-old Barbara Johns stood in front of her classmates at the overcrowded, underheated, all-Black Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville, Va., and led the most consequential student walkout of the civil rights era.

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Insulation Made Easy

When installed together, air sealing and insulation can save you money and make a big difference in comfort and energy use.

Cooperative Cybersecurity

Cooperative Cybersecurity

As cybersecurity threats continue to grow at home and in the workplace, it’s important to know what we can do, how we can work with others, and measures we can take to reduce our risk of cyber threats.

The Great Weather War

The Great Weather War

Summer 2022 was hot. But despite this year’s blistering heat, floods, fires and storms, weather during the 1930s was worse. During that decade, many of our grandparents had to confront the Great Depression and the brewing Second World War, and a great weather war.

A Helping Hand, A World Away

A Helping Hand, A World Away

Concern for Community is the Seventh Cooperative Principle, and ODEC’s employees demonstrate it time and again

Costume Party

Costume Party

While October is my favorite month, there’s one thing about it I don’t like: Halloween.