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

    Conrad Mallett, Jr., who was a paperboy for the Detroit Free Press during the 1967 Detroit Riots, talked about his experience that first morning, as well as race relations and economic…

    432 views
  • Anthony Fierimonte Oral History Interview
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    Anthony Fierimonte Oral History Interview

    Police officer Anthony Fierimonte recounts the early morning arrests on July 23, 1967 that led to widespread looting, violence and the arrival of federal troops in Detroit, Michigan. A police raid on…

    159 views
  • 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…

    185 views
  • 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.…

    219 views
  • 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…

    243 views
  • 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…

    243 views
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton Oral History Interview
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    Eleanor Holmes Norton Oral History Interview

    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) talked about her childhood, growing up in Washington, D.C., and attending Dunbar, the country’s first public high school for African Americans. Representative…

    112 views
  • 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…

    123 views
  • 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…

    481 views
  • Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview
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    Senator Daniel Akaka Oral History Interview

    Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) talked about growing up in Hawaii, witnessing the attack on Pearl Harbor, and how that event affected native Hawaiians and led to the Senator’s service in the…

    122 views
  • 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…

    804 views
  • 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
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    75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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    A special program noting the 75th anniversary of Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor; the December 7, 1941 attack that prompted the U.S. entry into World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Dec. 8, 1941 address…

    250 views
  • 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…

    393 views
  • 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…

    291 views
  • John Jester on September 11 2001
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    John Jester on September 11, 2001

    John Jester talked about the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. He was in his Pentagon office that morning as he heard a low rumble as a commercial plane tore through the…

    544 views
  • Mary Matalin Recalls 911 Terrorist Attacks
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    Mary Matalin on September 11, 2001

    Mary Matalin was a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney and was with him on September 11, 2001, when the Secret Service physically removed him from the White House offices to a secure…

    628 views
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