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    Spanish Missions in San Antonio

    Five Spanish missions make up the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Texas A & M Humanities Librarian Joel Kitchens spoke about their history and the process of preserving missions that are all about 300 years old.

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    Origins of the Qur'an

    The Qur’an is a sacred book used in the practice of Islam. Imam Taha Tawil explained the origins of this religious text and addressed misconceptions about its teachings.

    • 7 minutes
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    Impact of 1965 Amendments on Immigration

    Marian Smith explained the impact of the 1965 amendments on immigration to the U.S.

    • 3 minutes
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    Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965

    Marian Smith talked about the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 that President Lyndon Johnson’s signed into law at the foot of the Statue of Liberty on October 3, 1965. She said that the law, an amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, was intended to distribute visas more fairly according to family- or skills-based preference categories.

    • 8 minutes
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    President Trump Presents Strategy to Address School Violence

    President Trump and members of the Federal Commission on School Safety unveiled the commission’s report on improving school safety. The commission was created by the president in March 2018 following the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The president and members of the commission were joined at the White House by survivors and relatives of victims of school shootings as well as education and law enforcement stakeholders.

    • 3 minutes
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    Greensboro, NC Sit-In

    Deena Hayes-Greene visited the Woolworth’s counter that sparked the Greensboro sit-ins in 1960, and discussed how the museum tells the story of the young civil rights activists who started the sit-in movement in Greensboro.

    • 6 minutes
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    Native Americans: Tongva People

    Sara Crown, archivist at the Santa Monica History Museum, shared the history of the Santa Monica’s earliest inhabitants, the Tongva.

    • 6 minutes
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    History and Significance of Newspapers

    Veteran journalist and author Patt Morrison of the Los Angeles Times examined the history and importance of newspapers.

    • 6 minutes
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    Nixon-Khrushchev Kitchen Debate

    Vice President Nixon and Premier Krushchev waged an impromptu debate on the benefits of communism vs. capitalism, which became known as the “kitchen debate.” They were standing before a new color television camera at an international trade exhibition in Moscow.

    • 14 minutes
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    Capture of Saddam Hussein

    Representative Steve Russell (R-OK) talks about the capture of the deposed Iraqi president while he was commander of the battalion.

    • 5 minutes
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