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Highlights This Weekend on American History TV, July 13-15, 2019

by NinaShelton

C-SPAN3's American History TV
8am Saturday - 8am Monday, July 13-15, 2019  

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Saturday 8pm & midnight ET
Lectures in History: Ronald Walters' Civil Rights Career
We visited the classroom of University of Texas at Austin professor Peniel Joseph who teaches about the life and career of civil rights pioneer Ronald Walters. In 1958, Mr. Walters organized a desegregation sit-in and was later influential in the promotion of African American Studies as a scholarly field. He also served as an adviser to the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and was a campaign manager and consultant for Jesse Jackson's 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns.

 

Saturday 10pm & Sunday 4pm ET
Reel America: Apollo 11 Astronaut Interviews
This July is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface, and their crewmate Michael Collins orbited the moon inside the command module. In this NASA pre-launch interview, the crew describes their mission duties.

 

Sunday 1pm ET
U.S. Politics & Government in the 1790s
American History TV recorded sessions from a Purdue University conference called "Remaking American Political History." In this program, the focus is on the early years of the new federal government and the politics of the 1790s. The first U.S. Congress was seated in March of 1789, and George Washington was inaugurated as the first president soon after.

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