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    National Air and Space Museum Dedication Ceremony

    President Gerald Ford gave remarks and presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on July 1, 1976. The president is then…

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    African-American History as American History

    Panelists talked about the role of African-American history in American history. “African American History as American History” was a session of “The Future of the African…

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    African American History Conference

    American History TV presented coverage from an all-day conference hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the American Historical…

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    African-American History and Preservation

    Panelists talked about historic preservation and the challenges of interpreting slavery and emancipation. “History, Preservation, and Public Reckoning in Museums” was a session…

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    African-American Politics and Culture

    Panelists talked about the internationalization of African-American politics and culture and the role of African Americans worldwide. “Internationalization of African American…

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    African-American Religion

    Panelists talked about the role of religion in the lives of African Americans. “What is African American Religion?” was a session of “The Future of the African American…

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    Book Discussion on Atmosphere of Hope

    Tim Flannery talked about his book Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for the Solutions to the Climate Crisis, in which he looks at “third way” technologies aimed at recreating,…

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    Diversity in History Films

    Panelists talked about diversity in historical films. They spoke about to what extent there is a lack of diversity in historical films as well as how and why this issue should be…

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    The Birth of a Nation at 100

    The Smithsonian Institution hosted the “BackStory with the American History Guys” radio program as they examined D.W. Griffith’s film The Birth of a Nation, originally…

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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Ceremony

    The Smithsonian Institution hosted a ceremony to mark the one-year countdown to the November 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The event…

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    1965 Hart-Celler Immigration and Nationality Act

    Panelists talked about the history of the 1965 Hart-Celler Act, which changed U.S. immigration policy from a quota system to one that focused on an immigrant’s skills and family…

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    Voting Rights Then and Now

    Panelists talked about the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its impact on voting rights today. They spoke about the obstacles faced by African Americans in the…

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    Hale Woodruff's Talladega College Murals

    Curator Jackie Serwer gave a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture exhibit of six recently restored murals depicting the Amistad slave revolt, the subsequent…

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    Women in Civil Rights Leadership

    Panelists talked about women in leadership roles in political movements for Civil Rights. They spoke about the similarities between historic struggles for Civil Rights and current…

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    Religious Growth in Early America

    Panelists talked about factors that contributed to religious growth in America between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. The spoke about examples such as African Americans'…

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    Religious Freedom in Early America

    Panelists talked about how Christianity and other religious traditions, such as those of the Native Americans and Mormons, clashed in early America, and how Christian principles shaped the…

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    Influential Women of the West

    Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chavez talked about how their upbringing in the west impacted their lives and shaped…

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    International Repatriation

    Panelists talked about international issues regarding the return of funerary objects and human remains to federally recognized American Indian tribes. 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of…

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    Native American Perspectives on Repatriation

    Panelists talked about the return of human remains and funerary objects to Native American lands. 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the National Museum of the American Indian…

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    1989 National Museum of the American Indian Act

    Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian, talked about the 1989 National Museum of the American Indian Act and the mission of the museum. The law established…

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