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    Panel on Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Historians discussed the future of Civil War monuments and responded to questions from members of the audience. They had each given a presentation at the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of…

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    Confederate Monuments and Memorials

    James Loewen, author of Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong and other works talked about new perspectives on Confederate monuments. “Confederate Monuments: Modest Proposals” was part of…

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    Elaine Jones Oral History Interview

    Elaine Jones spoke about her life and career. Ms. Jones served as president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1993 to 2004, the first woman to hold the position. Ms.…

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    Context of Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Timothy Sedore, author of An Illustrated Guide to Virginia’s Civil War Monuments and forthcoming works on Tennessee and Mississippi monuments, talked about contrasts and comparisons of the wide range of Civil War…

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    Controversy over General Robert E. Lee Monuments

    Ervin Jordan, author of Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia talked about the controversies over the monument in Charlottesville, Virginia, of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. “Monument Man:…

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    Overview of Civil War Monuments

    Thomas Brown talked about the history of monuments to the common soldier. He is the author of The Public Art of Civil War Commemoration: A Brief History with Documents and Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in…

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    Controversy over Civil War Monuments and Memorials

    Christy Coleman talked about the controversies over Civil War monuments and memorials. Introductory remarks were made by S. Waite Rawls for the all-day symposium on the past, present, and future of Civil War monuments,…

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    Eleanor Holmes Norton Oral History Interview

    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) talked about her childhood, growing up in Washington, D.C., and attending Dunbar, the country’s first public high school for African Americans. Representative…

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    Dorothy Height Oral History Interview

    Dorothy Height talked about her life and career. Ms. Height served as president of the National Council of Negro Women from 1957 to 1998, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. This…

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    Dr. Vivian Pinn Oral History Interview

    Dr. Vivian Pinn shared stories about her family and the impact it had on her decision to become a doctor. She also talked about her experience as the only African American and only woman in her class at the…

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    Carol Moseley Braun Oral History Interview

    Former Senator Carol Moseley Braun (D-IL) talked about her early political career before her 1992 election to the Senate. She was the first African American woman U.S. Senator. Ms. Braun also served as…

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    Gwen Ifill Oral History Interview

    Gwen Ifill talked about her start and her career in journalism. Ms. Ifill spoke about her upbringing as the daughter of an outspoken African Methodist Episcopal minister, her work as both a print…

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    2017 Policy Goals for the Trump Administration

    At a conference about presidential transitions and the potential policy agenda for the first year of the Trump administration officials from the Reagan through Obama administrations discussed their experiences in…

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    Trump Administration National Security and Foreign Policy

    At a conference about presidential transitions and the potential policy agenda for the first year of the Trump administration two George W. Bush administration officials discussed how national security and foreign…

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    Presidential Transitions

    At a conference about presidential transitions and the potential policy agenda for the first year of the Trump administration officials involved on the transition teams of Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama…

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    By One Vote

    Michael Holt talked about his book By One Vote: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876 (University Press of Kansas, 2011). Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes won the 1876 presidential…

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    Political Culture in 2016

    The University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture hosted a series of presentations on their new survey addressing American political culture, which found widespread dissatisfaction with…

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    Terrorism Challenges

    Panelists at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies talked about ways to combat terrorist threats. Former Turkish Parliament member Aykan Erdemir said the national security approach Turkey was taking against…

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    Rise of Automobiles and American City Planning

    Peter Norton, history of technology professor at the University of Virginia, talked about “America’s love affair with the automobile,.” He spoke about the impact of cars on American cities…

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    Robert E. Lee's Surrender

    Gary Gallagher talked about two questions stemming from Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox in April 1865. First, he analyzed whether Appomattox was the…

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