Highlights This Weekend on American History TV June 15-17, 2018

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am Monday, June 15-17, 2019  


Starting 8:30am ET Saturday & Sunday
LIVE: Gettysburg College Civil War Institute
We'll have all-day coverage Saturday and Sunday of the annual Gettysburg College Civil War Institute summer conference, featuring historians Gary Gallagher, Ed Ayers, Carol Reardon, and Peter Carmichael. Among the topics: the soldier combat experience, period artifacts, Nat Turner's slave rebellion, and the 1864 Atlanta campaign.


Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: Malcolm X's Views on Africa
We visit the American University classroom of professor Ibram Kendi who teaches a class about Malcolm X's views on Africa - particularly his efforts to encourage positive views of Africa among African Americans to develop self-esteem and combat racism.


Sunday 6:30pm & 10:30pm ET
Oral Histories: D-Day
Our series of interviews marking D-Day's 75th anniversary continues with World War II Army Nurse Corps veteran Opal Grapes. She describes providing medical care to American soldiers wounded on D-Day and how she kept her emotions under control when treating traumatic injuries. This is one of six interviews from the National World War II Museum collection.


Sunday 8pm & midnight ET
The Presidency: Dwight D. Eisenhower as a Leader
The man known as Ike is being remembered this year as the nation commemorates the World War II battles of 75 years ago. In this program from the Kansas City Public Library, Louis Galambos -- editor of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower -- talks about the evolution of Ike's leadership style from a West Point cadet to president of the United States.


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