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  • 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign
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    1968 Poor People's Campaign

    The National Museum of African American History & Culture opened an exhibit looking at the 1968 “Poor People’s Campaign,” which Martin Luther King Jr. organized to shift the focus of the civil…

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  • emInside Camp Davidem
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    Inside Camp David

    Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione (Ret.) provided a history of Camp David and reflected on his tenure as commanding officer of the presidential retreat.

    548 views
  • Smithsonian Unveils Obamas Portraits
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    Obamas' Portraits Unveiling

    Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama remarked on the unveiling of their portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. Artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley were honored for their…

    5,840 views
  • Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks at African American History Museum
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    Vice President Pence Remarks at African American History Museum

    Vice President Pence spoke at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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  • Jeffersons Bible
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    Jefferson's Bible

    The work of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Paper Conservation Laboratory project to preserve the “Jefferson Bible” was shown. In his retirement years Thomas Jefferson…

    1,190 views
  • Future of the Smithsonian Institution
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    Future of the Smithsonian Institution

    Four leaders of the Smithsonian talked about “Smithsonian 2022,” a five-year plan to mark the Institution’s 175th anniversary by expanding their reach in areas of research and education.…

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  • First Lady Donates Inaugural Gown to Smithsonian
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    Smithsonian Inaugural Gown Presentation

    First Lady Melania Trump donated her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Designer Herve Pierre, in collaboration with the first lady, created the dress. The dress…

    1,395 views
  • AfricanAmerican History and Preservation
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    African-American History and Preservation

    Panelists talked about historic preservation and the challenges of interpreting slavery and emancipation. “History, Preservation, and Public Reckoning in Museums” was a session of “The Future of…

    558 views
  • President Trump Speaks at National Museum of African American History and Culture
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    President Trump Remarks at National Museum of African American History and Culture

    President Trump made brief remarks at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. after touring the institution during Black History Month. He thanked…

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  • President Trump Tours National Museum of African American History and Culture
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    Presidential Tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture

    President Trump toured the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall during Black History Month. He was joined by several people including the museum’s founding…

    527 views
  • John Glenn Reflects on Orbital Flight
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    First Orbital Flight Anniversary

    John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. On the 40th anniversary of his Mercury flight former Senator Glenn talked about his space flight and…

    694 views
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
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    National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture would be opened by the Smithsonian on the National Mall in 2015. Lonnie Bunch, the founding director, talked about the mission and…

    808 views
  • African American National Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony
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    African American National Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony

    At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture speakers included President Obama, the museum’s director, the secretary of the Smithsonian…

    5,987 views
  • National Museum of American History September 11 Exhibition
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    National Museum of American History September 11 Exhibition

    Curator Cedric Yeh previewed the National Museum of of American History’s one-day exhibit commemorating the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. On September 11, 2016,…

    93 views
  • African Americans and Civil Rights
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    African Americans and Civil Rights

    Historians and activists reflected on the historical arc of the civil rights movement. This discussion was part of a three-day conference called “The Future of the African American Past.”…

    552 views
  • National Air and Space Museum Dedication Ceremony
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    National Air and Space Museum Dedication Ceremony

    President Gerald Ford gave remarks and presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on July 1, 1976. The president is then seen…

    155 views
  • Amelia Earhart Exhibit
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    Amelia Earhart Exhibit

    The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is commemorating the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on an around-the-world flight. She was called “Lady Lindy” after pioneering aviator…

    707 views
  • AfricanAmerican Religion
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    African-American Religion

    Panelists talked about the role of religion in the lives of African Americans. “What is African American Religion?” was a session of “The Future of the African American Past,” a conference…

    1,064 views
  • AfricanAmerican Politics and Culture
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    African-American Politics and Culture

    Panelists talked about the internationalization of African-American politics and culture and the role of African Americans worldwide. “Internationalization of African American Politics and Culture” was…

    369 views
  • AfricanAmerican History as American History
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    African-American History as American History

    Panelists talked about the role of African-American history in American history. “African American History as American History” was a session of “The Future of the African American Past,” a…

    536 views
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