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    Macon's Music History

    Jessica Walden, owner of Rock Candy Tours, talked about the Macon, Georgia’s early music history, including the Douglass Theatre, and the largest African American music agency at the…

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Harvard University professor John Stauffer talked about the origins and evolution of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” He spoke at the 18th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium in…

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    Westward Migration and the Bakersfield Sound

    Reporter Robert Price and talked about the origins of the Bakersfield Sound and the people behind the cultural movement, and musician Jim Shaw talked about the peak of this country music…

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    Book Discussion on Kansas City Lightning

    Stanley Crouch talked about his forthcoming book, Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker. He was interviewed at Book Expo America, the publishing industry’s…

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    World War II and Pop Culture

    Professor Randy Roberts talked about the connections between popular culture and World War II in films such as Casablanca and The Fighting Seabees and in songs such as “Boogie Woogie…

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    Vincent Vaise at Fort McHenry National Monument

    On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain. At a commemoration of the start of the War of 1812, National Park Service Historian Vince Vaise called in from Fort…

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    The Louisiana Hayride

    Maggie Warwick talked about the history of The Louisiana Hayride as she gave a tour of the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium. The auditorium was the home of this radio and later…

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    1861 Review: The Grand Review

    Adam Goodheart, author of 1861: The Civil War Awakening, talked about the roles of General George B. McClellan and Julia Ward Howe in the November 20, 1861, “Grand Review” of…

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    Music of the Civil Rights Movement

    University of Michigan history professor Kevin Gaines gave a lecture on the music of the civil rights and black power movement. Several song clips were featured during the class as…

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    Book Discussion on The Man Who Never Died

    William Adler recounts the life of labor activist Joe Hill (1879-1915). A member of the labor union the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.), Joe Hill was known for his outspoken…

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    The Music of the War of 1812

    Early American music historian David Hildebrand talked about the creation of the national anthem. He told how the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott…

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    Book Discussion on Woody Guthrie, American Radical

    In his book Will Kaufman takes a look at folk singer Woody Guthrie’s political activism throughout the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, the McCarthy era,…

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    Bull Run Battlefield Civil War Fiddle Music

    Civil War re-enactor Jeff Baldwin demonstrated Civil War era fiddle music at Manassas National Battlefield Park on the 150th Anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run.

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    Jazz Age in Charleston

    Harlan Greene gave a tour of historic Charleston. At the Jenkins Orphanage he talked about the building’s history and its role in the birth of the Jazz Age and “the…

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    Duke Ellington's Liturgical Jazz

    Cleveland State University Professor Regennia Williams teaches a course “African-American History Through Sacred Music.” The day’s class focused on the music of Duke…

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    Book Discussion on Bob Dylan In America

    Sean Wilentz, history professor at Princeton University, explores the historical and cultural influences that according to the author have played a significant role in Bob Dylan’s…

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    Book Discussion on Seven Events That Made America America

    Larry Schweikart talked about his book Seven Events That Made America America: And Proved That the Founding Fathers Were Right All Along (Sentinel, 2010). In his book he recounts seven…

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    Curtis Mayfield and the Impact of His Music on the Civil Rights Movement

    Howard Dodson and Portia Maultsby discussed the social commentary in the music of Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions and the integral relationship his music had with the Civil Rights…

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    Troop

    Sergeant Joe Roos talked by telephone about his music video, Troop. A clip of the video was shown.
    Troop honors all service members but is from the perspective of a Soldier of the 34th Red…

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    Songs of the Civil War

    Songs of the Civil War era were presented. Sung by soldiers in camps and on the march, the songs were learned by the people at home and performed at rallies and family…

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