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    Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

    John Stauffer talked about his book, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. He compared the two men to the recently-inaugurated President Barack Obama. The…

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    To Make Their Own Way in the World

    New York University Photography Chair Deborah Willis, Harvard University African American Studies Professor John Stauffer, and Harvard University African American Studies Professor Sarah Lewis…

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    Marching Toward Madness

    Former journalist Allen Paul and Duke University professor emeritus John LeBar looked at college sports and asked if athletes should receive financial compensation. This virtual program was…

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    Protests for Black Citizenship

    The Massachusetts Historical Society hosted a panel of four historians discussing the ways blacks have protested for citizenship since the early days of the American Republic. Topics included…

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    Frederick Douglass and Photography

    Author John Stauffer argued that with a count of 164 images, Frederick Douglass was the most photographed American of the 19th Century. Harvard American Studies Professor John Stauffer showed many of these…

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Professor John Stauffer talked about the historical origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its use in American culture since the Civil War. He described the original publication as a call-and-response folk hymn which…

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Harvard University professor John Stauffer talked about the origins and evolution of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” He spoke at the 18th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg,…

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    Stokely Carmichael and American Democracy in the 1960s

    Professor John Stauffer and Professor Peniel Joseph talked about Black Power icon Stokely Carmichael.

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    African Americans and the Civil War

    Harvard University Professor John Stauffer talks about African Americans and the Civil War. He examines Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address, focusing on the president’s claim that secession…

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    Black Soldiers in the Civil War

    Despite a federal law banning black soldiers from serving in the U.S. Army, they nonetheless fought during the Civil War in both northern and southern regiments. John Stauffer spoke about their wartime role and…

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    Lincoln, Douglass and the Power of Words

    A Town Hall was held on the role education played in the lives of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass and to encourages people of all ages to rededicate themselves to personal, community, and…

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    The State of Jones

    Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer talked about their book The State of Jones (Doubleday; June 23, 2009). The book recounts an insurrection against the Confederacy by residents of Jones County,…

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    Giants

    John Stauffer spoke about his book Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln (Twelve; November 3, 2008). In his book he recounts the personal and political lives…

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    Giants

    John Stauffer spoke about his book Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln (Twelve; November 3, 2008) and responded to telephone calls. He was interviewed on…

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    Memo to the President-Elect

    A panel discussion was held on the issues that would be confronting the next president of the United States. The panelists offered their advice and responded to questions from members of the audience. David…

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