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    African-American History as American History

    Panelists talked about the role of African-American history in American history. “African American History as American History” was a session of “The Future of the African…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans

    President Johnson awarded the Medal of Honor to five veterans of the Vietnam War: Chaplin Angelo J. Liteky, Captain James Allen Taylor, Sergeant Sammy Lee Davis, Specialist Dwight Hal…

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    President Johnson Vietnam War Press Conference

    President Johnson briefed reporters and responded to questions on the Vietnam War. He responded to questions on force levels and increased tensions in Vietnam, and reflected on his…

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    African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and House curator Farar Elliott talked the history of African Americans who served in Congress during the late 19th century.

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    African American Military History Museum

    Latoya Norman gave a tour of the African American Military History Museum and highlighted some of the contributes made by African Americans throughout the nation’s…

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    Book Discussion on Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades

    Susannah Ural talked about her book Don’t Hurry Me Down To Hades: Soldiers and Families in America’s Civil War, in which she draws upon letters and diary entries to tell the…

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    Book Discussion on The Boys of '67

    Andrew Wiest talked about his book, The Boys of '67: Charlie Company’s War in Vietnam, about the experiences of the men of the U.S. Army’s “Charlie Company” during…

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    Writing About War

    Christina Lamb, author of Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan To A More Dangerous World, Janine di Giovanni, author of The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria, and Kim Barker,…

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    Book Discussion on Beyond Combat

    Heather Marie Stur talked about her book, Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era, about the different roles played by both American and Vietnamese women during the Vietnam…

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    Burning of the Shenandoah Valley

    Eric Campbell describes the activities of the Union Army in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 as they moved through region and burned anything that could be of use to the Confederates. He…

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    Conversation with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

    Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick discussed The Vietnam War, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary set to be released in 2017. They spoke with Mark Updegrove at a three-day “Vietnam War…

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    World War II Home Front

    Professor Kat Williams talked about women and life on the home front during World War II. She described the role of women in aiding the war effort in factories and military auxiliary…

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    2016 J. Anthony Lukas Prize

    The J. Anthony Lukas Prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and the Columbia University School of Journalism to non-fiction books on an American topic.  The finalists for 2016 included…

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    Book Discussion on Mary McGrory and Fair Labor Lawyer

    John Norris, author of Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism, and Marlene Trestman, author of Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate…

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    African American History Conference

    American History TV presented coverage from an all-day conference hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the American Historical…

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    African-American History and Preservation

    Panelists talked about historic preservation and the challenges of interpreting slavery and emancipation. “History, Preservation, and Public Reckoning in Museums” was a session…

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    Book Discussion on Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

    Annette Gordon Reed and Peter Onuf spoke about their book, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination. They spoke from the H.L. Mencken Non-Fiction…

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    African-American Politics and Culture

    Panelists talked about the internationalization of African-American politics and culture and the role of African Americans worldwide. “Internationalization of African American…

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    African-American Religion

    Panelists talked about the role of religion in the lives of African Americans. “What is African American Religion?” was a session of “The Future of the African American…

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    The Capitol

    The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were presented in a special 107-minute version of The Capitol. The documentary featured the…

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