BTN.com LiveBIG Staff, July 4, 2016
?I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear ?? - Walt Whitman
[btn-post-package]The ?varied carols? described by Whitman in his immortal poem remind us of an important truth about our country, one that?s inscribed on the Great Seal of the United States: E Pluribus Unum. From the many, one. Whitman?s writing was in praise of the great multitude of people who worked in many different ways to build the strong nation that endures to this day.
This Fourth of July, LiveBIG celebrates a song of America not unlike Whitman?s, but with a focus on how the universities of the Big Ten continue to bear the torch carried by the people from his tribute from a century and a half before.