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  • Panelists Discuss Improving Civics Education
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    Education and Civic Engagement

    The Center for American Progress and Generation Citizen hosted a panel discussion about improving civics education and preparing students to become more politically engaged. Former Sen. Bob…

  • Dreams of Civil War Americans
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    Dreams of Civil War Americans

    Author Jonathan White talked about the dreams of both soldiers and civilians during the American Civil War. He detailed the dreams of several individuals and reflected on the underlying…

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    Our Germans

    In his book, Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State, Brian Crim explained the secret government operation used to smuggle Nazi scientists into the U.S. and the reaction of the…

  • emThe Internationalistsem
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    The Internationalists

    Yale University Law Professor Scott Shapiro discussed the 1928 international agreement to outlaw war.

  • Historic Sandusky
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    Historic Sandusky

    Located just outside Lynchburg, Virginia, the Sandusky house served as Union headquarters during the battle of Lynchburg. Director Greg Starbuck revealed how the house got its name and talked about Ada…

  • emFields of Battleem
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    Fields of Battle

    Sports reporter Brian Curtis retraced the lives of the 1942 Rose Bowl players and their entry into World War II.

  • Former Senator Bob Dole Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
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    Bob Dole Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-KS) received the Congressional Gold Medal from House and Senate leaders in recognition of the former presidential candidate’s service as a soldier,…

  • emBound to the Fireem
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    Bound to the Fire

    Food has always played an important role in American culture. Author Kelley Fanto Deetz talked about her book Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine, in which she…

  • Lynchburg During World War I
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    Lynchburg During World War I

    Lynchburg Museum curator Laura Wilson talked about the city of Lynchburg, Virginia, during World War I. Lynchburg was the site of a train station and a Red Cross post, and soldiers and residents contributed…

  • Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox
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    Slavery to Freedom at Appomattox

    Appomattox Courthouse is commonly known as the site of General Lee’s surrender to General Grant and the end of the Civil War. Chief of Education Ernie Price talked about life after the war, highlighting the local…

  • Ernest Hemingway John Dos Passos and World War I
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    Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, and World War I

    Steve Paul and James McGrath Morris discussed the deeds of authors Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos during World War I, and how the War effected their writing. Both writers served in…

  • Hank Thomas Oral History Interview
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    Hank Thomas Oral History Interview

    Henry “Hank” Thomas, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, recounted his experiences as one of the original 13 Freedom Riders, civil rights activists who…

  • Author Discussion on US History
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    Author Discussion on U.S. History

    Authors and historians Jon Meacham, Margaret MacMillan, and Douglas Brinkley discussed their favorite historical figures at the 2018 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in California.

  • Anne Spencer House and Garden
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    Anne Spencer House and Garden

    Anne Spencer was a poet during the Harlem Renaissance period. Her granddaughter, Shaun Spencer-Hester, gave a tour of her grandmother’s home and told the story of how Anne Spencer brought the Harlem…

  • Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton
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    Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton

    Author Walter Stahr talked about the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and his Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, starting from when they first met as attorneys before the Civil War through…

  • emThe Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitutionem
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    The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution

    Brion McClanahan examines the U.S. Constitution and presented his thoughts on the authors of the document’s original intentions and whether its current interpretation should be rigid or flexible.…

  • emRebirth of Seoulem
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    Rebirth of Seoul

    This U.S. Army film covers major events of the Korean War and shows how Seoul was heavily damaged by the fighting. It documents citizens returning to the city after the end of the war in…

  • Amy Shively Hawk Discusses emSix Years in the Hanoi Hiltonem
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    Six Years in the Hanoi Hilton

    Amy Shively Hawk talked about her stepfather, James Shively, and his imprisonment after his plane was shot down and he was captured by the North Vietnamese in 1967. Ms. Shively is the author of Six…

  • emThe Black Power Mixtape 19671975em
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    The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

    Danny Glover, Kathleen Cleaver, and Brian Jones talked about the Black Power Movement and key participants like Stokley Carmichael, Angela Davis, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Huey P.…

  • President Trump Delivers Remarks at African American History Month Reception
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    President Trump Remarks at African American History Reception

    President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted a White House reception to mark African American History Month. Surgeon General Jerome Adams also delivered remarks.

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