Highlights This Weekend on American History TV September 16-18

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am, Monday September 16-18, 2017  


Saturday 6pm ET
The Civil War: Road to Appomattox
Ralph Peters talks about his book "Judgment at Appomattox." He describes the final maneuvers of Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee that led to the April 1865 surrender of Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. The Gettysburg Heritage Center hosted this talk.


Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: Ludlow Coal Miners' Strike & Massacre
Colorado State University-Pueblo professor Fawn-Amber Montoya teaches a class about the Ludlow coal miners' strike and massacre in early 20th century Colorado. She chronicles the stories of several mining families, many of whom died when the Colorado National Guard burned the tent city where the strikers and their families lived. She also describes the modern memorial and how the event has been remembered.


Sunday 6pm & 10pm ET
American Artifacts: Drafting the U.S. Constitution
We visit the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to learn about the creation of the U.S. Constitution and to see several rare early drafts. President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen was our guide in the exhibit called "American Treasures." September 17 is Constitution Day, marking the date in 1787 that 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document.


Sunday 7pm & 11pm ET
Oral Histories: Photojournalist Frank Johnston
Frank Johnston worked for United Press International in the 1960s and for the Washington Post for 35 years. In this oral history interview, we'll see his photos and hear about his career covering the Vietnam War, Jonestown Massacre and events in Texas following President Kennedy's assassination. The Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas archived his photos and those of several other nationally recognized photographers. We learn more about the photo collection and the interviews they recorded from executive director Don Carleton.

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