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    Harriet Tubman and the Twenty Dollar Bill

    Scholars talked about the historical significance of the decision to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the front of the twenty dollar bill, as well as the reactions to the…

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    Preservation of African-American Historical Sites

    Robert Stanton and John Franklin talked about their contributions to the preservation of African American sites and history. “Hallowed Places and Obscured Spaces: Community Partnerships and the Preservation of African…

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    90th Annual Black History Luncheon

    Several presentations and speakers commemorated National African-American History Month, including remarks by the director of the National Park Service, the unveiling of a commemorative Black History…

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    Stokely Carmichael

    Authors and historians talked about the life and legacy of Civil Rights and Pan-African movement leader Stokely Carmichael, later known as Kwame Ture. The panelists spoke about Mr. Carmichael’s legacy as a…

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    Sleeping Car Porters and Civil Rights

    Panelists talked about the history and legacy of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, one of the first African American labor unions in the United States. They spoke about the role of A.…

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    African-American Women and the National Park Service

    National Park Service rangers and administrators talked about the importance of historic sites to African Americans, including the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House in Washington, DC, the…

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    African Americans and the Civil War

    The Association for the Study of African American Life and History held a panel discussion on strategies to involve blacks in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Following the presentations by…

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    History of African-American Burial Grounds

    Edna Greene Medford moderated a panel discussion on revelations from the study of African-American burial grounds. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. “African…

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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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