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  • Frederick Douglass Book Prize
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    Frederick Douglass Book Prize

    Book TV presented coverage of the 20th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize awarded by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The winners were Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of…

  • Race Gender and Violence on the Western Frontier
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    Race, Gender and Violence on the Western Frontier

    A panel of historians discussed the ways white settlers, federal troops, and Native Americans interacted and challenges these groups faced on the Western Frontier. Topics included gender…

  • Civil War Era and Native Americans in the West
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    Civil War Era and Native Americans in the West

    A panel of historians discussed the treatment of Native Americans in the West during the Civil War Era. Topics included the Dakota War of 1862 and the mass hanging of 38 Dakota men, land…

  • Native American History
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    Native American History

    Western History Association president Donald Fixico described current areas of study for western historians and how the field of Native American history has changed over the past decade. He…

  • Controversial Monuments of the American West
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    Controversial Monuments of the American West

    A panel of historians discussed controversial monuments in the West. Topics included 19th century statues and plaques in the American West that honor missionaries, early settlers, and U.S.…

  • Transgender Military Service Members Testify on Capitol Hill
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    Transgender Military Service

    Transgender military service members defended their service and stressed to lawmakers that the transition period to another sex does not impact readiness and deployments. Their testimony…

  • emBlack is the Bodyem
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    Black is the Body

    Professor Emily Bernard talked about her book, Black Is the Body: Stories of My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine, in which she reflected on her experiences growing up black in…

  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
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    Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

    The House Natural Resources subcommittee on Indigenous Peoples of the United States held a hearing on the high rates of missing and murdered indigenous women across the country. Witnesses,…

  • Mother Mosque of America
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    Mother Mosque of America

    Built in 1934, the Mother Mosque of America is the oldest, purpose built mosque in the United States. Imam Taha Tawil shared the history of the mosque and explained how the Muslim immigrants were received by…

  • 1969 Stonewall Riots
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    1969 Stonewall Riots

    The New School history Professor Claire Potter talked about the 1969 Stonewall Riots and rise of the gay rights movement. She described the uprising and reflected on the legacy of the…

  • emWaiting  Til The Midnight Hourem
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    Waiting 'Til The Midnight Hour

    Peniel Joseph talked about his book Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, published by Holt. His book chronicles the history of the black power movement…

  • 1876 Synagogue in Washington DC
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    1876 Synagogue in Washington, D.C.

    American History TV toured the interior of the oldest synagogue in Washington, D.C, which contains artifacts related to Jewish history. The 1876 building was moved 800 feet to be…

  • National Museum of the American Indian Trail of Tears Exhibit
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    National Museum of the American Indian "Trail of Tears" Exhibit

    The “Trail of Tears” gallery at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. looks at the national debate over the 1830 Indian Removal Act and its impact on southern tribes. Associate…

  • Jehovahs Witnesses and Human Rights
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    Jehovah's Witnesses and Human Rights

    General counsel Philip Brumley talked about the legal struggles of Jehovah’s Witnesses and argued that their efforts have advanced the protection of human and civil rights globally. In 1943, the…

  • emKillers of the Flower Moonem
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    Killers of the Flower Moon

    David Grann talked about his book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, in which he recalls the murders of members of the Osage Indian nation in the 1920s.…

  • Creating the emWellRead Black Girl Anthologyem
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    Creating the Well-Read Black Girl Anthology

    Editor Glory Edim and contributors Mahogany Browne, Renee Watson, Veronica Chambers, Carla Bruce-Eddings, and Bsrat Mezghebe talked about the Well-Read Black Girl Anthology.

  • National African American ReadIn Breakfast
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    National African American Read-In Breakfast

    The National African American Read-in, an event that promotes literacy during Black History Month, held a breakfast to recognize the writing of African American authors in Washington, D.C.

  • 1876 Synagogue and Capital Jewish Museum
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    1876 Synagogue and Capital Jewish Museum

    The historic 1876 synagogue, the oldest in Washington, D.C., was moved about one block to a permanent home at Third and F Streets NW, where it was to be incorporated into a new Capital Jewish…

  • Authors on Race in America
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    Authors on Race in America

    April Ryan, author and Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks, moderated an author discussion on race in America. Participating authors included Jason Reilly, Wes Lowery,…

  • Minority Leader McCarthy Holds Weekly News Conference
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    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing

    During his weekly briefing, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told reporters that if House Democratic leadership did not take action against freshmen Democratic Representatives Ilhan Omar…

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