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  • emA Fools Errandem
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    A Fool's Errand

    Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie Bunch, author of A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture During the Age of Bush, Obama, and…

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  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens in DC
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Grand Opening

    American History TV presented live coverage of the grand opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Speakers included President Obama and the…

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  • National Museum of African American History and Culture Architect Interviews
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Architect Interviews

    Key members of the design team responsible for the look and feel of the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture spoke about their process. Interviewees…

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  • National Museum of African American History and Culture Press Preview
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture Press Preview

    Prior to the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, founding director Lonnie Bunch and Smithsonian Institution Secretary David Skorton welcomed…

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  • Understanding African American Freedom
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    Understanding African American Freedom

    Panelists talked about how black Americans understood freedom through the lens of economics, marriage, and citizenship. This was part of a three-day conference, titled “The Future of the African…

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  • African Americans in the Workforce
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    African Americans in the Workforce

    Historians and scholars discuss African Americans' historical presence in the workforce. Topics included black farmers, the first black millionaire in New York, and African American men working in…

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  • African Americans and Urban History
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    African Americans and Urban History

    Historians and scholars discussed the history of African Americans in urban areas. Topics included black migration to cities, the rise of public housing, and barriers to black home ownership. This was…

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  • Defining Black America
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    Defining Black America

    Historians and scholars talked about who is considered “black” in America. This talk was a session of “The Future of the African American Past,” a conference hosted by the Smithsonian…

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  • Freeman Hrabowski Oral History Interview Part 2
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    Freeman Hrabowski Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s Crusade.” President of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County since 1992, he was a twelve year-old boy living in…

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  • Marilyn Hildreth Oral History Interview
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    Marilyn Hildreth Oral History Interview

    Marilyn Hilderth talked about her family’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, particularly the work of her mother, who was the advisor of the Oklahoma City NAACP Youth Council and organized…

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  • Dorie and Joyce Ladner Oral History Interview
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    Dorie and Joyce Ladner Oral History Interview

    Sisters Dorie and Joyce Ladner, who knew and worked with Medgar Evers, spoke about becoming civil rights activists as young women in the early 1960s. Dorie Ladner argued that they were…

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  • David and Satoko Ackerman Oral History Interview
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    David and Satoko Ackerman Oral History Interview

    David and Satoko Ackerman, classmates of Jesse Jackson at the Chicago Theological Seminary in the mid-1960s, talked about their participation in a Selma, Alabama civil rights march. This…

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  • Joseph Lowery Oral History Interview Part 1
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    Joseph Lowery Oral History Interview, Part 1

    The Reverend Joseph Lowery talked about his life and his involvement in the civil rights movement. He was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He reflected on the…

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  • Freeman Hrabowski Oral History Interview Part 1
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    Freeman Hrabowski Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Freeman Hrabowski spoke about his participation in the 1963 “Children’s Crusade.” President of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County since 1992, he was a twelve year-old boy living in…

    200 views
  • Joseph Lowery Oral History Interview Part 2
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    Joseph Lowery Oral History Interview, Part 2

    The Reverend Joseph Lowery talked about his life and his involvement in the civil rights movement. He was a co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He reflected on the…

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  • National Museum of African American History
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    National Museum of African American History

    Smithsonian officials announced the selection of space on the National Mall as the site for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. They said the vote was not unanimous…

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