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    Justice Breyer on the Magna Carta

    Justice Stephen Breyer spoke with David Rubenstein about the importance of Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. They also talked about the document’s influence on American law.…

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    Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Ceremony

    British dignitaries, including Princess Anne and the British ambassador to the United States, commemorated the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta at the ceremony for the Library of…

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    Magna Carta Legacy

    Chief Justice Roberts and Lord Igor Judge, the former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, talked about the significance of the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. They spoke at…

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    Civil Rights and Social Justice

    Maria Varela, a former member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), talked about her experiences during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Ms. Varela spoke…

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    U.S. Poet Laureate Inaugural Reading

    Charles Wright, the 20th Poet Laureate of the United States, read selections from his work. This event was held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. br/ Tennessee native…

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    Civil Rights and Multiracial Cooperation

    Panelists talked about multiracial cooperation between civil rights coalition groups in the 1960s and 1970s. The explained how solidarity was fostered between groups such as the Black…

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    Minority Activism and the 1968 Election

    Panelists talked about minority activism leading up to the 1968 election as part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Poor People’s Campaign.” They described how people of…

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    1939 Documentary The City

    This 1939 documentary argued that modern cities had become unhealthy and that planned communities more like pre-industrial small-town America were preferable. The film was produced for…

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    President Warren Harding’s Love Letters

    Panelists talked about the Library of Congress' collection of love letters between President Warren G. Harding and his mistress. The affair predated the 29th president’s…

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    Myths Surrounding the Star-Spangled Banner

    Panelists talked about several myths surrounding the “Star-Spangled Banner” and what led to the rise of the national anthem as a part of everyday society. They also spoke…

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    Book Discussion on Alex's Wake

    Martin Goldsmith talked about his book, Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance, in which he recalls the journey of 900 Jewish refugees aboard the cruise liner…

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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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    Guns and Civil Rights

    Charles Cobb talked about his book, This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, in which he discusses gun ownership and self-defense…

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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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    Book Discussion on Living with Lynching

    Korthia Mitchell talked about her book, Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930, in which she discusses the way lynching was depicted…

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    Marilyn Hildreth Interview

    Marilyn Hilderth talked about her family’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, particularly the work of her mother, who was the advisor of the Oklahoma City NAACP Youth Council and…

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    First Lady Laura Bush at the National Book Festival

    First lady Laura Bush was interviewed at the first National Book Festival on the National Mall. She talked about founding the Texas Book Festival, which was her inspiration for…

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    Dorothy Cotton Oral History Interview

    Dorothy Cotton talked about the early days of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, her working relationship with Dr. King and the impact of his assassination on the civil…

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