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  • Alexandria Virginias Freedmens Cemetery
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    Alexandria, Virginia's Freedmen's Cemetery

    Genealogist Char McCargo Bah talked about the Alexandria, Virginia, cemetery opened in 1864 for African American freedmen and slaves who escaped to Union Army lines during the Civil War. The cemetery…

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  • Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary
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    Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary

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  • District of Columbia and Race in the Early Republic
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    District of Columbia and Race in the Early Republic

    University of Maryland history Professor George Derek Musgrove talked about race in the District of Columbia during the early Republic and antebellum period. Professor Musgrove is the co-author…

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  • White House History
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    White House History

    White House Historical Association historians Matthew Costello and Lindsay Chervinsky talked about their jobs, and the history and preservation of the executive mansion.

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  • Historian Carter G Woodson
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    Historian Carter G. Woodson

    Michigan State University history Professor Pero Gaglo Dagbovie talked about historian Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.…

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  • Josiah Henson  Inspiration for Uncle Tom
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    Josiah Henson - Inspiration for "Uncle Tom"

    Author Edna Troiano talked about former slave, abolitionist and minister Josiah Henson who was one of the inspirations for the title character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Ms.…

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  • Military Service of Howard University Students
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    Military Service of Howard University Students

    Howard University librarian Lopez Matthews talked about the students at this historically black college and their service during World War I and II. Mr. Matthews is the author of “Howard…

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  • Fashioning the New Woman 18901925
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    Fashioning the New Woman, 1890-1925

    Curator Alden O’Brien gave a group a tour of the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum exhibit, “Fashioning the New Woman: 1890 to 1925,” which detailed how women’s clothing changed as…

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  • George Colburn Interview on Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper
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    George Colburn Interview on Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper

    Filmmaker and historian George Colburn described the interviews he conducted with World War II veteran Teddy Draper for his documentary Navajo Code Talkers: Journey of Remembrance. During…

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  • George Colburn Interview on Navajo Code Talker Albert Smith
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    George Colburn Interview on Navajo Code Talker Albert Smith

    Filmmaker and historian George Colburn described the interviews he conducted with World War II veteran Albert Smith for his documentary Navajo Code Talkers: Journey of Remembrance. During…

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  • George Colburn Interview on Navajo Code Talker Keith Little
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    George Colburn Interview on Navajo Code Talker Keith Little

    Filmmaker and historian George Colburn described the interviews he conducted with World War II veteran Keith Little for his documentary Navajo Code Talkers: Journey of Remembrance. During…

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  • George Colburn Interview on Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval
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    George Colburn Interview on Navajo Code Talker Samuel Sandoval

    Filmmaker and historian George Colburn described the interviews he conducted with World War II veteran Samuel Sandoval for his documentary “Navajo Code Talkers: Journey of Remembrance.”…

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  • George Colburn Interview on Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tso
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    George Colburn Interview on Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tso

    Filmmaker and historian George Colburn described the interviews he conducted with World War II veteran Samuel Tso for his documentary “Navajo Code Talkers: Journey of Remembrance.” During…

    46 views
  • George Colburn Interview on Navajo Code Talker Samuel Jesse Smith
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    George Colburn Interview on Navajo Code Talker Samuel Jesse Smith

    Filmmaker and historian George Colburn described the interviews he conducted with World War II veteran Samuel Jesse Smith for his documentary “Navajo Code Talkers: Journey of Remembrance.”…

    73 views
  • Omar Ibn Said Collection
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    Omar Ibn Said Collection

    Library of Congress curator Mary-Jane Deeb showed the 1831 autobiography, written in Arabic, of Omar Ibn Said. He was a Muslim scholar from West Africa who was captured, sold into slavery,…

    415 views
  • Former Slaves of Cherokee Indians
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    Former Slaves of Cherokee Indians

    Darnella Davis talked about former African slaves of the Cherokee Nation known as Cherokee Freedmen. She explained how the Indians were forced to absorb the freedmen after the Civil War, were forcibly…

    403 views
  • Black Athletes Activism
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    Black Athletes' Activism

    Clyde Posley talked about the history of activism among Black athletes, including the Black power salute made by Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. Mr. Posley…

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  • 1945 Black Women Army Corps Strike
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    1945 Black Women Army Corps Strike

    In 1945, four black privates serving in the U.S. Women Army Corps went on strike to protest discrimination. Sandra Bolzenius, author of Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took On the…

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  • US Army Heritage and Education Center Collections
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    U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Collections

    Conservation staff and curators showed artifacts in storage at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and described how their collections of thousands of…

    223 views
  • Three Mile Island 40th Anniversary Part 1
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    Three Mile Island 40th Anniversary, Part 1

    American History TV and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal look back at the March 28, 1979, partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The event…

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