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    75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson’s Lincoln Memorial Concert

    Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell spoke at an event commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Marian Anderson’s Lincoln Memorial Concert. On Easter Sunday in 1939, singer Marian…

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    In Depth with Bing West

    Author and military strategist Bing West spoke about his life and career. The former assistant secretary of defense. former RAND analyst, and current member of the Council on Foreign…

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    Congress at 225 Years

    Panelists talked about the the First United States Congress, which met from March 4, 1789 to March 4, 1791 to implement the Constitution and create a new government. Charlene Bickford,…

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    Book Discussion on The Eternal Nazi

    Journalists Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet talked about their book, The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim, in which they recount…

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    Panel Discussion on Black Literature

    Panelists talked about how to define Black literature and Black literary classics, and how the traditions of the Black Arts Movement and the Umbra Movement influenced the Black literary…

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    Technology in Gilded Age Homes

    Patrick Sheary, curator of furnishings at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum, talked about technology in Gilded Age homes, including electric lighting, telephones, and…

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    Book Discussion on The Heathen School

    John Demos talked about his book, The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic, in which he recounts the creation of a school by a group of Protestant…

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    National Monuments Legislation

    Thomas Burr was interviewed by phone about a bill that would make changes to the 1906 Antiquities Act. The legislation would place restrictions on a president’s ability to…

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    Panel on African-American History

    Panelists talked about African-American history. Panelists included M.J. O’Brien, author of We Shall Not Be Moved, Pete Daniel, author of Dispossession, Tammy Ingram, author of…

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    Book Discussion on Defiant

    Alvin Townley talked about his book Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam’s Most Infamous Prison, the Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned. In his book he…

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    General Joseph E. Johnston and the Atlanta Campaign

    Author and historian Richard McMurry talked about the U.S. Civil War career of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, up to and through his command of the Army of Tennessee and the Atlanta…

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    John Marszalek on Person of the Year 1864

    Historian John Marszalek talked about Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, who was voted the person of the year for 1864 at an event hosted by The Library of Virginia, the Museum of the…

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    1864 Union Raid on Richmond

    Kelly Hancock talked about a thwarted Union raid on the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia in late February and early March of 1864. Among several goals of the operation was the…

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    Ulysses S. Grant and the Crisis of Reconstruction

    History professor Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth, talked about Ulysses S. Grant and the Reconstruction Era following the U.S. Civil War. This event 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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    Book Discussion on Slavery's Exiles

    Sylviane Diouf talked about her book, Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons, in which she presents a history of people who escaped slavery and created self-sufficient…

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    Harlem in the Early 20th Century

    Barry Lewis talked about the history of Harlem’s buildings and people. Founded as a 17th century Dutch outpost, Harlem was developed during the Reconstruction Era as a white…

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    Book Discussion on Eyes on the Target

    Richard Miniter talked about his new book, Eyes on Target: Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs, in which Mr. Miniter chronicles the history of the Navy SEALs and…

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    John Fremont's Oregon Expedition

    Photographer Loren Irving talked about John C. Fremont’s expedition through central Oregon. Fremont was an American military officer tapped to map and describe the Oregon Trail…

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    Book Discussion on Gather at the Table

    Tom DeWolf talked about the book, Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade, in which he and his co-author, Sharon Morgan, tell the…

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