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    Civil War Historians Discuss the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

    Duke University History Professor Thavolia Glymph and University of Richmond President Edward Ayers were among the historians who explored the circumstances, outcomes, and ongoing…

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    Presidential Power in Wartime

    A discussion was held on the expansion of executive power during a time of war. President Lincoln’s successors have raised much more controversy than he did as they have sought…

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    American Art

    John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and critic, delivered the 37th Annual Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, “The Clarity of Things: What Is American about…

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    Lincoln Presidency

    Mr. Cole read a message from President George W. Bush, followed by a brief video and reading commemoration of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. A medal was presented…

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    We the People Bookshelf Announcement

    The National Endowment for the Humanities issued a new list of recommended books for young readers (K-12) on the theme of “courage” as part of the Endowment’s We the…

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    Arts and Humanities Medal Presentation

    President and Mrs. Bush presented medals to the recipients of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal for the year 2001. The evening also featured entertainment…

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    Thomas Jefferson and the Trials of Phillis Wheatley

    Mr. Gates talked about Thomas Jefferson’s reactions to the poetry of a Boston slave girl. Among the topics he addressed were controversy over the originality of the poems,…

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    Race, Ethnicity and Culture

    Panelists from varied backgrounds sought ways to explain bigotry and racism in the U.S. and to replace them with a sense of community and common values.

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    The San Andreas Fault in the Modern Mind

    Mr. Percy examines the importance of language and ideas in a speech titled "The Fateful Rift: The San Andreas Fault in the Modern Mind". He is the author of Lost in the Cosmos.

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    Presidential Speech

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