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  • African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century
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    African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and House curator Farar Elliott discussed the history of African Americans who served in Congress during the late 19th century.

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  • African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century
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    African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott used a selection of artifacts from their collections to tell the story of black members of congress between the 1920s and the 1970s. This program draws…

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  • Senator Blanche K Bruce
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    Senator Blanche K. Bruce

    Speakers talked about Senator Blanche K. Bruce in honor of African-American History Month. Senator Blanche K. Bruce (R-MS) was the second African-American member of the U.S. Senate and the…

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  • Former Representative Susan Molinari Oral History Interview
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    Former Representative Susan Molinari Oral History Interview

    Former U.S. Representative Susan Molinari served from 1990 to 1997 as a Republican from New York. In this interview she talked about her experience as the daughter of U.S. Representative…

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  • US Capitol Page History and Research
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    U.S. Capitol Page History and Research

    Congressional historians Matthew Wasniewski, Farar Elliott, and Katherine Scott spoke about the U.S. Capitol Page program. Using a variety of images, they discussed their research on the program, recent…

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  • Former Representative Sue Myrick Oral History Interview
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    Former Representative Sue Myrick Oral History Interview

    Sue Myrick served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2013. She was the first Republican woman from North Carolina elected to Congress. In this interview conducted by the U.S.…

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  • Former Representative Lynn Woolsey Oral History Interview
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    Former Representative Lynn Woolsey Oral History Interview

    Lynn Woolsey represented California in the U.S. House from 1993 to 2013. She was the first former welfare mother to serve in Congress. She talked about her work with the Congressional…

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  • Former Representative Helen Delich Bentley Oral History Interview
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    Former Representative Helen Delich Bentley Oral History Interview

    Helen Delich Bentley (R-MD) served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985-95. She was a member of the Merchant Marine and Fisheries and the Appropriations Committees. Ms. Bentley talked…

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