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    Textual Tradition and the Declaration of Independence

    Panelists talked about the text of the Declaration of Independence and how it reflects the time it was written. Topics included the punctuation used in the document and the differences…

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    History of Strategic Air Command

    Brian York talked about the Martin Bomber Plant, which produced the two historic B-29 bombers, Enola Gay and Bockscar. The two B-29's carried the atomic bombs that were dropped on…

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    Revolutionary War Military

    Professor Benjamin Carp talks about some of the advantages and disadvantages for both the British and American forces during the American Revolution. He also described how individual…

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    Voting Rights and the 14th Amendment

    Panelists talked about how the end of the Civil War led to the 14th Amendment, which granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and eventually the 15th…

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    Book Discussion on Black Print with a White Carnation

    Amy Forss talked about her book, Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989. Founded by Mildred Brown in 1938, the Omaha Star is…

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    Flags of the American Revolution

    R. Scott Stephenson talked about the history of 18th century battle flags. Mr. Stephenson discussed the importance of each flag and the role they play as symbols of American…

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    Remembering Groves and Oppenheimer

    Robert Norris, Kari Bird, and Marty Sherwin talked about the impact General Leslie Groves and Robert Oppenheimer had on the Manhattan Project. They were joined by grandson Charles…

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    Women of the Manhattan Project

    Rosemary Lane and Isabelle Karle, veterans of the Manhattan Project, spoke about their different experiences with the project and the various opportunities it provided for them and other…

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    Magna Carta Legal Heritage

    Baroness Brenda Hale, deputy president of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, delivered the Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual lecture. The topic was the shared legal…

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    Book Discussion on Lost Destiny

    Alan Axelrod talked about his book Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London, in which he recounts the American bombing mission, Operation…

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    Women and the Battle of Gettysburg

    Jared Frederick talked about the different accounts of women and their families during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He spoke about how the residents of the town, mainly women and…

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    John Coski on the Confederate Flag

    John Coski talked by telephone about the use and meaning of the Confederate flag. He talked about the recent events, and especially the discussions since the June 17, 2015, shooting at…

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    South Carolina State Senate Debate on the Confederate Flag

    The South Carolina State Senate convened for a special session to debate a procedural measure that would allow them to consider at a future date a bill that would remove the Confederate…

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    South Carolina State Legislature Session, Closing

    State Senator Gerald Malloy talked about funeral arrangement for State Senator Clementa Pinckney, who was one of the nine people killed in the June 17, 2015, shooting at the Emanuel African…

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    Senate Minority Leader Reid on the Confederate Flag

    During Senate leader remarks, Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the South Carolina State Capitol. He praised Governor Nikki Haley…

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    South Carolina State Legislature Session, Opening

    The South Carolina State Senate convened for a special session to debate a procedural measure that would allow them to consider a bill that would remove the Confederate flag from the State…

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    South Carolina Governor on the Confederate Battle Flag

    Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) held a news conference in the South Carolina State Capitol, attended by many legislators, in which she called for the Confederate battle flag to no longer be…

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    Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era

    William Blair talked about the response of Northerners to “traitors,” including extra-judicial actions that led to the modification of judicial practices and extended into…

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    Q&A with Stephen Puleo

    Stephen Puleo talked about his book, The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to Civil War, about Senator Charles Sumner’s 1856 speech vilifying slave owners and his subsequent…

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    Independence Hall Assembly Room

    National Park Service Park Ranger Matthew Ifill told the story of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention from the room inside Independence Hall where the events…

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