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    Star-Spangled Banner

    Jennifer Jones and Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss talked about the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s centerpiece exhibit of the Star-Spangled Banner. 2014 marked the…

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    Smithsonian Flag Day Ceremony

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History commemorated Flag Day and the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner with speeches and a variety of performances. The…

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    Junius Williams Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Junius Williams talked about his life and career, including joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the early 1960s and the fight for equal rights during the Civil…

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    Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer Oral History Interview

    Audrey Hamilton and JoeAnne Ulmer talked about being part of the “St. Augustine Four.” In July 1963, 23 people were arrested after a sit-in at a local Woolworth’s…

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    Junius Williams Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Junius Williams talked about his life and career, including joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the early 1960s and the fight for equal rights during the Civil…

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    Simeon Wright Oral History Interview

    Simeon Wright, author of Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till, talked about the kidnap and murder of his cousin, Emmet Till. Mr. Wright was…

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    First Lady Pat Nixon Welcomes Pandas from China

    First lady Pat Nixon made remarks at the National Zoo in Washington, DC upon the arrival of Pandas from China in 1972.

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    Conversation with Junius Williams and Tom Hayden

    Junius Williams and Tom Hayden talked about urban black politics, the Black Power Movement, and William’s book Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power. They shared…

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    Historians and History Museums

    Historians talk about the work of history museums and whether or not graduate programs are preparing students for careers in both academic and public history. Panelists included…

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    Future of History Museums

    Directors of some the United States' most prominent history museums talked about the experiences and challenges of running their respective institutions. They spoke about the changes…

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    American Presidents in the National Portrait Gallery

    Brandon Fortune talked about some of the important portraits of U.S. presidents, and provided details about the artists who created them and how the works came into the national collections.

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    Book Discussion on The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

    Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, toured the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History and talked…

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    Lunch Counter Sit-In Reenactment

    The Smithsonian National Museum of American History presented a theatrical performance with a “1960 Civil Rights Activist,” who teaches visitors about non-violent sit-in tactics…

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    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

    Tom Crouch toured the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum facility near Washington, D.C.'s Dulles Airport, and spoke about the airplanes that have carried Americans aloft since the…

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    Jefferson-Hamilton Debate on How to Stimulate the Economy

    In the 1790 s Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton held conflicting views ro the role and size of the new federal government. Hamilton believed in an active, powerful central…

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    How Mexican Food Conquered the World

    Panelists talked about the history of foods such as tacos, tamales, and chili, and popularity of Mexican cuisine in the U.S., from its indigenous origins in Mesoamerica to the present era…

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    The Space Age

    Valerie Neal tours the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., where she visits the the Space Shuttle Discovery and looks at some of the earliest capsules…

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    Civil War Naval Technology

    Historians talked about naval technology developments during the war, and discuss the construction and use of ironclad gunboats, the Union Blockade, and torpedo boats. This was part of…

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    Command Communications in the Civil War

    Historians talked about communication developments during the Civil War, and discuss the use of the printing press and telegraph by Union and Confederate leadership. This was part of a…

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    Civil War Battlefield Technology

    Historians and professors talked about developments in weaponry and tactics that played an instrumental role in the fighting between Union and Confederate forces. This event was part…

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