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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV September 9-11

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am, Monday September 9-11, 2017  

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Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET
Reel America: "Both Sides of the Question" – 1970
This 1970 Detroit News film looks at the newspaper's mission and operations, the jobs of reporters and editors, and the opinions of readers.

 

Sunday 11am ET
Lawrence, Kansas Abolitionists
Former National Park Service chief historian Robert Sutton explains why New England abolitionists emigrated to Kansas, their efforts to make Kansas a free state, and their impact on the Civil War. Mr. Sutton is the author of, "Stark Mad Abolitionists: Lawrence, Kansas, and the Battle Over Slavery in the Civil War Era." He spoke at the Watkins Museum of History in Lawrence.

 

Sunday 6:30pm & 10:30pm ET
Early 20th Century African American Migration
Historian Spencer Crew discusses the Great Migration – when over six million African Americans moved after World War I from the rural south to urban areas in the north and west. He focuses on the desire for better education, housing and jobs. The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event.

 

American History TV. All weekend - every weekend. Only on C-SPAN3.