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    Book Discussion on We Could Not Fail

    Richard Paul and Steven Moss talked about their book, We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program, about 10 African Americans who broke the color barrier at…

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    Book Discussion on Valley of the Shadow

    Ralph Peters talks about his book Valley of the Shadow: A Novel, a dramatized history of the Civil War. He also spoke about the research he does for his books. Colonel Peters…

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    Lucy Craft Laney Museum

    Executive Director Christine Miller-Betts gave a tour of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and told the story of Mrs. Laney’s life and legacy. Lucy Craft Laney…

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    "Augusta, 1864" Exhibit and Civil War in Augusta

    Nancy Glaser talked about the role played by Augusta, Georgia, during the Civil War. Ms. Glaser, executive director of the Augusta Museum of History, spoke about the…

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    George Walton and Meadow Garden

    Director John McBrayer gave a tour of Meadow Garden, the Augusta, Georgia, home of George Walton, one of the youngest signers of the Declaration of Independence.  C-SPAN’s Local…

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    Gossip in American History

    Kathleen Feeley and Jennifer Frost talked about how private conversation became public and often influenced events and opinions throughout American history. They were interviewed at the…

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    Augusta Canal and Old Confederate Powder Works

    Julie Boone talked about the history of the Augusta Canal and explained why it was chartered in 1845. Rebecca Rogers talked about the Old Confederate Powder Works, which was built during…

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    Freed Slaves After the Civil War

    Professor Edna Greene Medford talked about the experiences of freed slaves in the years following the Civil War. She said economic independence, education, and political rights were…

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    Women During World War II

    Dominique Francois talked about the roles and contributions of women during World War II. He said that women were “a vital part of the successes of the way” through their…

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    Magna Carta and the Constitution

    Panelists talked about the influence of Magna Carta on American constitutionalism, including its place in the charters of the American colonies, its impact on the era of the Founding…

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    Book Discussion on Courage, Compassion, Marine

    Perry Smith talked about his book, Courage, Compassion, Marine: The Unique Story of Jimmie Dyess. Jimmie Dyess earned the Carnegie Medal for extraordinary civilian heroism when he was a…

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    Book Discussion on First Over There

    Matthew Davenport talked about his book First Over There: The Attack on Cantigny, America’s First Battle of World War I, in which he tells stories of the soldiers who fought in…

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    Herbert Hoover and World War I Humanitarian Aid

    Panelists talked about the history of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, including Herbert Hoover’s involvement and its effect on current humanitarian aid expectations. Prior…

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    Health and Sanitation in 19th Century New York

    Catherine McNeur talks about her book Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City. She focuses on the hog and swill milk industries of the early 19th century. Run…

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    World War II Allied Bombing Campaign

    U.S. Air Force Academy history professor Colonel Mark Wells talks about the role of bombers and fighter planes in the Allied strategy during World War II. He also described the…

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    Reconstruction Amendments

    Professor Pamela Brandwein, author of Rethinking the Judicial Settlement of Reconstruction, talked about the Reconstruction Amendments - the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U.S.…

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    Black Women and Early 1900s University Life

    Treva Lindsey talked about black women and early 1900s university life, including at Washington, D.C.'s, Howard University.

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    Lexington Cemetery

    Kent Masterson Brown gave a tour of the Lexington, Kentucky, cemetery and spoke about some of the national figures who are buried there. Mr. Brown showed the Todd family burial…

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    Benjamin Latrobe's Pope Villa

    Tom Moore gave a tour of Pope Villa, one of only three remaining domestic designs by Benjamin Latrobe, architect of the White House and U.S. Capitol. Benjamin Latrobe designed the home…

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    Teaching World War II in Schools

    David Kennedy and Rick Atkinson talked about how World War II shaped the world to come. Following their keynote addresses, panelists talked about the value and importance of teaching…

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