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    Supreme Court Food Traditions

    Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor shared stories about the Supreme Court’s food traditions, including the justices' food preferences and topics of conversation at shared…

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    1968 Poor People's Campaign

    The National Museum of African American History & Culture opened an exhibit looking at the 1968 “Poor People’s Campaign,” which Martin Luther King Jr. organized to shift the focus of the civil…

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    Nancy Pelosi's Artifacts Donation to Smithsonian

    Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-California) became the first woman speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2007. In a ceremony at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Ms.…

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    Journalist Tom Brokaw's Life and Career

    Journalist Tom Brokaw received the “Great Americans” award from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. He talked with philanthropist David Rubenstein about reporting historical events,…

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    Life and Career of Madeleine Albright

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright received the “Great Americans” award from the National Museum of American History. She talked with philanthropist David Rubenstein about…

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    Innovation and Enterprise

    John Gray gave a tour the Innovation wing of the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. He showed some of his favorite objects, including a 1896 bicycle embellished with…

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    History and Film

    Ric Burns talked about how the public learns about history through film. Mr. Burns suggested that historical films can be powerful and compelling, but also limited in their portrayal of…

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    Ford's Theatre "Silent Witnesses" Exhibit

    The “Silent Witnesses” exhibit at Ford’s Theatre was profiled. The exhibit brought together many of the artifacts present at the theatre on the night of President Lincoln’s assassination on…

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    Future of History Museums

    Directors of some the United States' most prominent history museums talked about the experiences and challenges of running their respective institutions. They spoke about the changes they’ve…

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    How Mexican Food Conquered the World

    Panelists talked about the history of foods such as tacos, tamales, and chili, and popularity of Mexican cuisine in the U.S., from its indigenous origins in Mesoamerica to the present era…

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    Inaugurations in American History

    Historians Brian Balogh, Ed Ayers, and Peter Onuf recorded their weekly radio program, BackStory with the American History Guys, sin the Flag Hall of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of…

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