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    Trial and Murder of Leo Frank

    Steve Oney talked about his book, And the Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank, about a 1915 murder case in Marietta, Georgia. In his book, he explores…

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    Commercialization in Post World War II America

    Stan Deaton talked about commercialization and consumerism in post-World War II America. He spoke about the emergence of cars, television, fast food, and suburban communities and the impact…

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    Fall of Savannah

    Todd Groce, president of the Georgia Historical Society, talked about the significance of General William Tecumseh Sherman’s “March to the Sea” campaign and how it has been remembered. This event ended…

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    Pathfinder of the West

    Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump, talked about John C. Fremont, who was an explorer, mapmaker, U.S. Senator from California, two-time Republican presidential candidate, Governor of the…

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    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Remarks

    Justice Clarence Thomas spoke a dedication ceremony for a historical marker honoring the Pin Point Community. Following his prepared remarks the unveiling of the marker was shown.

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    Georgia Secession Banners

    Georgia secession banners supporting South Carolina’s departure from the Union were shown. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Savannah,…

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    General Sherman's Special Field Orders #15

    Todd Groce showed the historical marker at the place where General Sherman issued his famous Special Field Orders 15 -- more commonly known as “40 Acres and a Mule” -- which influenced generations of African…

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    Original Draft of the Constitution

    A surviving original draft of the Constitution was shown, housed inside the vaults of the Georgia Historical Society. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities…

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    Historians on North v. South Today

    Civil War historians and social scientists discussed regional perceptions of the Civil War, which still differ 139 years later. The roundtable, titled “Why Are We Still Fighting the Civil…

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