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  • Discussion on the Birth of Washington DC
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    Birth of Washington, D.C.

    Kenneth Bowling talked about how Washington, D.C., became the Capital of the United States. He spoke about how the location was chosen, the figures that shaped the city’s creation, and the plan…

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  • Discussion on Washington DC During the Civil War
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    Washington, D.C., During the Civil War

    John Richardson, author of Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation’s Capital, talked about renovations of Washington, D.C., during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Mr. Richardson…

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  • AHTV African American Civil War Espionage Part 2
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    African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 2

    Hari Jones of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum delivered the second part of a two-part talk about African American intelligence and espionage efforts on behalf of the Union leading up…

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  • AfricanAmerican Civil War Espionage Part 1
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    African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 1

    Hari Jones, Curator of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, talked about the activities of the Loyal League, a secret national organization of men and women of African…

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  • March on Washington Seen Through The Medias Eyes
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    Local Impact of the March on Washington

    The Historical Society commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with a panel discussion. Panelists explored the local impact of the March on…

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