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    Frederick Douglass Statue Dedication Ceremony

    A statue of abolitionist, author, and statesman Frederick Douglass was unveiled and dedicated in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The ceremony included…

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    Q&A with Cathy Lanier

    Cathy Lanier, the chief of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, talked about the department’s growth in the twenty-three years she has been a police…

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    Q&A with Colbert King

    Colbert King talked about his 22-year Washington Post career and the current political situation within the city’s government. He described the crimes of council members Kwame…

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    Politico Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Primary Night Coverage

    Politico’s coverage of the Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. primaries included local coverage of election returns and analysis of the results. C-SPAN simulcast…

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    Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Primary Night Coverage Part 1

    C-SPAN’s coverage of the Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. primaries included local coverage of election returns, viewer calls, and victory and concession speeches.

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    District of Columbia and Congress

    Vincent Gray talked about the District of Columbia’s unique role and relationship with Congress, including his recent protest of restrictions placed on Washington, D.C., as part of…

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    Book Discussion on An Example for All the Land

    Kate Masur presents a history of Washington, D.C., during Reconstruction. Ms. Masur recounts the city’s many organizations and public works that represented racial equality…

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    District of Columbia Delegate Race

    The issues of the day were discussed.
    Doug Sloan, a Democratic candidate for the seat in the House of Representatives held by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, talked by telephone about his…

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    National Archives Building

    A panel discussion was held on architect John Russell Pope’s masterwork, the National Archives building in Washington, D.C. Patty Reinert Mason is the author of The National Archives…

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    Book Discussion on Black Men Built the Capitol

    Jesse Holland, Associated Press reporter who covers Congress, presents a history of the slave labor that was used to complete the construction of the United States Capitol and the White…

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    Q&A with Kike Arnal

    Photographer Kike Arnal talked about his book In the Shadow of Power. Mr. Arnal originally came to Washington, D.C., to do a photo project on Washington’s decaying library…

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    Federal Oversight of Washington, D.C. Government

    A hearing was held on legislation intended to eliminate congressional review of newly-passed District of Columbia laws, and transfer provisions of the Home Rule Act pertaining to the…

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    District of Columbia Voting Rights

    Mark Plotkin talked about the Senate vote to take up legislation that would give the District of Columbia a full seat in the House of Representatives, and he responded to telephone calls…

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    Voting Rights for DC

    Eleanor Holmes Norton talked about her bill, the District of Columbia Fair and Equal Voting Rights Act, which would grant the District of Columbia a full-voting member in the U.S. House and…

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    Reaction to Supreme Court Ruling on D.C. Gun Law

    Washington Mayor Adrian Mayor reacted to the Supreme Court ruling earlier in the day that struck down most provisions of Washington, D.C.'s gun ban. The city’s Attorney General,…

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    Book Discussion on Washington Burning

    Les Standiford talked about his book Washington Burning: How a Frenchman’s Vision for Our Nation’s Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army

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    Q&A with Michelle Rhee

    Michelle Rhee talked about her teaching experiences, her ideas about successful teaching, and her challenges and plans for the District of Columbia schools. She was confirmed by the…

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    Congress and Slavery in the District of Columbia, Part 2

    Glen Crothers spoke on the topic, “The 1846 Retrocession of Alexandria: Protecting Slavery and the Slave Trade in the District of Columbia.” Stanley Harrold spoke on the topic,…

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    Congress and Slavery in the District of Columbia, Part 4

    Professor Finkelman, the spring symposium program director, introduced the session. John Michael Vlach talked about his book, From Slavery to Tenancy: African-American Housing Options…

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    Congress and Slavery in the District of Columbia, Part 5

    Mitch Kachun spoke on the history of the celebrations after emancipation in Washington, DC. He responded to questions from members of the audience. Professor Finkelman, the spring…

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