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  • Frank Johnston Oral History Interview
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    Frank Johnston Oral History Interview

    The oral history is one in a series of interviews recorded by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin.

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  • Don Carleton Oral History Interview
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    Don Carleton Oral History Interview

    He also discussed the oral history interviews featured on American History TV that they conducted with photojournalists to learn more about their careers and the stories behind their photos.

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  • Conrad Mallett Jr Oral History Interview
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    Conrad Mallett Jr. Oral History Interview

    This interview is part of Detroit 67, oral and written histories collected by the Detroit Historical Society.

    475 views
  • Anthony Fierimonte Oral History Interview
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    Anthony Fierimonte Oral History Interview

    This interview is part of Detroit 67, oral and written histories collected by the Detroit Historical Society.

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  • Carol Moseley Braun Oral History Interview
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    Carol Moseley Braun Oral History Interview

    Former Senator Carol Moseley Braun (D-IL) talked about her early political career before her 1992 election to the Senate. She was the first African American woman U.S. Senator. Ms. Braun also served as…

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  • Elaine Jones Oral History Interview
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    Elaine Jones Oral History Interview

    Elaine Jones spoke about her life and career. Ms. Jones served as president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1993 to 2004, the first woman to hold the position. Ms.…

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  • Gwen Ifill Oral History Interview
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    Gwen Ifill Oral History Interview

    Gwen Ifill talked about her start and her career in journalism. Ms. Ifill spoke about her upbringing as the daughter of an outspoken African Methodist Episcopal minister, her work as both a print…

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  • Dorothy Height Oral History Interview
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    Dorothy Height Oral History Interview

    Dorothy Height talked about her life and career. Ms. Height served as president of the National Council of Negro Women from 1957 to 1998, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. This…

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  • Eleanor Holmes Norton Oral History Interview
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    Eleanor Holmes Norton Oral History Interview

    It's from the University of Virginia "Explorations in Black Leadership" oral history collection.

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  • Dr Vivian Pinn Oral History Interview
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    Dr. Vivian Pinn Oral History Interview

    Dr. Vivian Pinn shared stories about her family and the impact it had on her decision to become a doctor. She also talked about her experience as the only African American and only woman in her class at the…

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  • Roger Shimomura Oral History Interview
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    Roger Shimomura Oral History Interview

    Roger Shimomura talked about his life. As a child growing up during World War II, he was detained along with his family and other Japanese Americans at the Minidoka internment camp in…

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  • Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview
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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    He also spoke about the GI Bill and his work to help American veterans This oral history interview was conducted by Terry Shima, executive director of the Japanese American Veterans Association, and is part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. ... The project collects oral histories from veterans around the country and makes them accessible to the public.

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  • Pearl Harbor Oral Histories Part 2
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    Pearl Harbor Oral Histories, Part 2

    Crewmen of the USS Arizona who survived the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, spoke to National Park Service interviewers about their experiences in the attack and their…

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  • Pearl Harbor Oral Histories Part 1
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    Pearl Harbor Oral Histories, Part 1

    Veterans and survivors of the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii spoke to National Park Service interviewers about their experiences in the attack and their impressions of the…

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  • 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
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    75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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    Also, a portion of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's address to Congress on Dec. 26 1941; and oral history interviews with veterans who were at Pearl Harbor on the day of the attack.

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  • Gary Walters on September 11 2001
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    Gary Walters on September 11, 2001

    Former White House Chief Usher Gary Walters talked about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He stayed at his post in the evacuated White House, seeing to the needs of the president and…

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  • Tom Daschle Recalls 911 Terrorist Attacks
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    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on September 11, 2001

    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle was among the congressional leaders evacuated by helicopter to a secure undisclosed location on September 11, 2001. He recounted his experiences…

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  • Rear Admiral David Thomas on September 11 2001
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    Rear Admiral David Thomas on September 11, 2001

    Rear Admiral David Thomas described his actions on September 11, 2001. Then a captain, he was at a meeting at the Pentagon when terrorists attacks began. He described the inside of the…

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  • Major Heather Penney on September 11 2001
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    Major Heather Penney on September 11, 2001

    Major Heather Penney talked about her actions on September 11, 2001. Then a lieutenant, she was one of the first District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16 pilots scrambled from Andrews…

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  • Mary Beth Cahill on September 11 2001
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    Mary Beth Cahill on September 11, 2001

    Mary Beth Cahill talked about the events of September 11, 2001, when she was Senator Edward Kennedy’s chief of staff. She recalled that first lady Laura Bush arrived on Capitol Hill early…

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