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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how that event affected native Hawaiians and led to the Senator’s service in…

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    Senator Thomas Carper Oral History Interview

    Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE) talked about his experiences in the Vietnam War. Senator Carper was a naval flight officer during the war, and served in the National Reserve after the war…

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    Representative Ralph Hall Oral History Interview

    Representative Ralph Hall (D-TX) talked about his enlistment in the Navy during World War II and his experiences as a pilot on aircraft carriers. Representative Hall was a lieutenant…

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    Senator John McCain Oral History Interview

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about his experiences as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War. Senator McCain was captured by the North Vietnamese in 1967, and was held as a…

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    President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

    Members of the Library of Congress' staff visited the conservation lab and talked about the original copy of Lincoln’s second Inaugural address. To commemorate the anniversary of…

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    World War I Veterans and Art Therapy

    Tara Tappert talked about how art therapy was used to help World War I veterans deal with the trauma of war. She used letters and works of art from former soldiers to illustrate the…

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    America and the Magna Carta

    Law professors talked about the origins of the Magna Carta and its influence on the U.S. Bill of Rights. This event took place at the Library of Congress, where a 1215 copy of the Magna…

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    Book Discussion on Mark Twain's America

    Harry Katz talked about his book Mark Twain’s America: A Celebration in Words and Images, a collection of photographs, illustrations, and newspaper clippings that depicts the world…

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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. Tennessee native Charles…

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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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