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  • Diversity in History Films
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    Diversity in History Films

    Panelists talked about diversity in historical films. They spoke about to what extent there is a lack of diversity in historical films as well as how and why this issue should be addressed.…

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  • Civil War Historians Discuss the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
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    Civil War Historians Discuss the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

    Duke University History Professor Thavolia Glymph and University of Richmond President Edward Ayers were among the historians who explored the circumstances, outcomes, and ongoing considerations…

    774 views
  • Presidential Power in Wartime
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    Presidential Power in Wartime

    A discussion was held on the expansion of executive power during a time of war. President Lincoln’s successors have raised much more controversy than he did as they have sought to expand presidential…

    758 views
  • American Art
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    American Art

    John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and critic, delivered the 37th Annual Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, “The Clarity of Things: What Is American about American…

    599 views
  • Lincoln Presidency
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    Lincoln Presidency

    Mr. Cole read a message from President George W. Bush, followed by a brief video and reading commemoration of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. A medal was presented for the best student essay on…

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  • We the People Bookshelf Announcement
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    We the People Bookshelf Announcement

    The National Endowment for the Humanities issued a new list of recommended books for young readers (K-12) on the theme of “courage” as part of the Endowment’s We the People initiative. Mrs. Cheney and Mr. Cole announced…

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  • 2001 National Medals of Arts and Humanities Awards Ceremony
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    2001 National Medals of Arts and Humanities Awards Ceremony

    President and Mrs. Bush presented medals to the recipients of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal for the year 2001. The evening also featured entertainment…

    2,648 views
  • Thomas Jefferson and the Trials of Phillis Wheatley
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    Thomas Jefferson and the Trials of Phillis Wheatley

    Mr. Gates talked about Thomas Jefferson’s reactions to the poetry of a Boston slave girl. Among the topics he addressed were controversy over the originality of the poems, attitudes toward…

    1,467 views
  • Race Ethnicity and Culture
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    Race, Ethnicity and Culture

    Panelists from varied backgrounds sought ways to explain bigotry and racism in the U.S. and to replace them with a sense of community and common values.

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  • The San Andreas Fault in the Modern Mind
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    The San Andreas Fault in the Modern Mind

    Mr. Percy examines the importance of language and ideas in a speech titled "The Fateful Rift: The San Andreas Fault in the Modern Mind". He is the author of Lost in the Cosmos.

    3,485 views
  • Presidential Speech
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    Presidential Speech

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  • The Present Age and the State of the Community
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    The Present Age and the State of the Community

    167 views