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  • Grand Review Parade
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    Grand Review Parade

    Civil War living historians and re-enactors recreated a May 1865 parade of the Grand Army of the Republic down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol to Freedom Plaza near the White…

    2,161 views
  • Discussion on Voting Rights and the 14th Amendment
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    Voting Rights and the 14th Amendment

    Panelists talked about how the end of the Civil War led to the 14th Amendment, which granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and eventually the 15th…

    753 views
  • Race and the Civil War
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    Race and the Civil War

    Three historians held a discussion on race and the role it played leading up to and during the Civil War and how the persistence of resentment and unhealed wounds from the war’s outcome and immediate…

    1,589 views
  • Civil War Sesquicentennial Congressional Briefing
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    Civil War Sesquicentennial Congressional Briefing

    A group representing a coalition of 14 national organizations held a congressional briefing on legislation to establish a National Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission to coordinate events…

    348 views
  • Black History The Evolution of Rights
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    Black History: The Evolution of Rights

    John Stokes and Frank Smith shared their experiences with students and talked about the evolution of Civil Rights, from the time of the Emancipation Proclamation, to Brown vs. Board of…

    208 views
  • African American Soldiers in the Civil War
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    African American Soldiers in the Civil War

    Scholars spoke to students about the role played by African American soldiers during the Civil War. They also talked about the practice of historians and how black soldiers have been…

    588 views
  • AfricanAmerican Civil War Veterans
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    African-American Civil War Veterans

    Rep. Jackson-Lee, Mr. Smith and others paid tribute to African-American veterans of the Civil War during the annual ceremony of the Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation.

    182 views
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day Observation
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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observation

    In a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, several civil rights leaders spoke about Dr. King and achieving his dream. Rev. Green delivered the keynote address. A…

    256 views
  • AfricanAmerican Civil War Memorial Ceremony
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    African-American Civil War Memorial Ceremony

    Participants honored African-American veterans for their service to the nation. The ceremony included traditional African dancing, historic reenactments, songs and speeches.

    210 views
  • AfricanAmerican Civil War Memorial Ceremony
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    African-American Civil War Memorial Ceremony

    Ms. Bunyan served as moderator of the ceremony dedicating the African-American Civil War Memorial. Mr. Johnson read a letter from President Clinton commending the Memorial. Civil War…

    139 views
  • AfricanAmericans in the Civil War
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    African-Americans in the Civil War

    Participants discussed the role of African-American soliders in Union forces during the Civil War. They focused on topics such as their experiences as soldiers, life in Washington, DC and the…

    202 views
  • AfricanAmerican Civil War Memorial
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    African-American Civil War Memorial

    Participants gathered to celebrate a memorial to the more than 200,000 African-American soldiers who served in Union forces during the Civil War in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC…

    232 views
  • Washington Journal Monday
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    Washington Journal: Monday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

    217 views
  • Pennsylvania Avenue and White House Security
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    Pennsylvania Avenue and White House Security

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the recent closing of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House. The street was closed permanently to cars and trucks for security reasons although…

    85 views
  • Black Revolutionary War Veterans Ceremony
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    Black Revolutionary War Veterans Ceremony

    Speakers talked about the African-Americans who died in the Revolutionary War, including women and children. A monument will soon be constructed near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor…

    147 views
  • Council of the District of Columbia
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    Council of the District of Columbia

    Among other business, the Council considered the Emergency Overnight Shelter Amendment Act of 1990.

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  • Crime  Drug Problem in DC
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    Crime & Drug Problem in D.C.

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