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    Brumidi Corridors

    The Brumidi Corridors are some of the most highly decorated spaces inside the U.S. Capitol. Designed in the late 1850s by Italian painter Constantino Brumidi, these five corridors in the…

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    Old Senate Chamber

    C-SPAN toured the Old Senate Chamber, where the body met from 1810-1859, is where the Senate grew in stature and became the primary forum for debating the issues of the day, including slavery.…

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    Slave Labor and U.S. Capitol Construction

    In the first panel, Rep. Lewis, Senator Lincoln, and other members of the U.S. Capitol Slave Labor Task Force testified about the important part played by slaves in the construction of the…

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    The Capitol: An American Icon

    The history, art, and architecture of the U.S. Capitol from its opening in 1800 to the present were featured through taped segments on the various public and private spaces in the building,…

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    Capitol Freedom Statue Removal

    William Allen, Architectural historian for the Capitol, and Barbara Wolanin, Curator for the Capitol, discussed the historical importance of the Statue of Freedom atop the dome of the U.S.…

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    Capitol Complex

    William Allen, Architectural Historian, Architect of the Capitol, and Clarence Brown, President, Capitol Historical Society, talked about the various parts of the U.S. Capitol.

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    Lincoln-Douglas Debates Preview

    The Lincoln-Douglas preview began with a short portion from the Charleston debate, it also took a look at Abraham Lincoln’s term as a congressman from Illinois, and had an interview in the Old Senate…

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