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    Lincoln Memorial Centennial Ceremony

    The National Park Service and the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia marked the Lincoln Memorial’s centennial with a ceremony featuring historian Harold Holzer. The memorial was dedicated…

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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…

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    House Hearing on Confederate Statue Removal Legislation

    The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks held a hearing to discuss three pieces of legislation calling for the removal of Confederate statues on public land. Witnesses included the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. Reginald Green delivered the keynote…

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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.

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