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  • Lincoln Antietam and Emancipation
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    Lincoln, Antietam and Emancipation

    Professor William Harris talked about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War Battle of Antietam, and the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862.

  • African Americans During Reconstruction
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    African Americans During Reconstruction

    Brandeis University professor Abigail Cooper taught a class on African Americans during the Reconstruction era, looking at how former slaves strove for economic rights and full citizenship,…

  • US Colored Troops and Desertion
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    U.S. Colored Troops and Desertion

    New York Historical Society & New School post-doctoral fellow Jonathan Lande talks about desertion among U.S. Colored Troops. His remarks are part of the annual summer conference hosted by…

  • African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century
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    African Americans in Congress in the 20th Century

    Matthew Wasniewski and Farar Elliott used a selection of artifacts from their collections to tell the story of black members of congress between the 1920s and the 1970s. This program draws…

  • African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century
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    African Americans in Congress in the 19th Century

    House of Representatives historian Matthew Wasniewski and House curator Farar Elliott discussed the history of African Americans who served in Congress during the late 19th century.

  • Slavery and Reconstruction in the West
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    Slavery and Reconstruction in the West

    University of Washington historian Quintard Taylor explored slavery, the abolition movement, and Reconstruction in the West, focusing on Kansas and Missouri before and after the Civil War.…

  • African Americans Remember Lincoln
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    African Americans Remember Lincoln

    Historian Kate Masur discussed They Knew Lincoln, a book written by John Washington and first published in 1942. It tells the stories of African Americans who knew and worked for President…

  • PreCivil War AntiSlavery Movement
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    Pre-Civil War Anti-Slavery Movement

    Colorado State University-Pueblo professor Matt Harris taught a class about the anti-slavery movement before the Civil War. He described some of the leaders of the movement including William Lloyd…

  • emNever Caughtem
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    Never Caught

    Erica Armstrong Dunbar recounted the life of Ona Judge, a slave owned by George and Martha Washington, whose escape initiated a manhunt ordered by the first President. Catherine Kerrison, explored the…

  • emBallots and Bulletsem
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    Ballots and Bullets

    James Robenalt chronicled the unrest between police and black nationalists in Cleveland in 1968.

  • Former Representative Eva Clayton Oral History Interview
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    Former Representative Eva Clayton Oral History Interview

    Eva Clayton served as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1992 to 2003. She was the first African-American woman to represent North Carolina in Congress. Ms. Clayton talked…

  • Slavery at Thomas Jeffersons Monticello
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    Slavery at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

    Christa Dierksheide, Gardiner Hallock, and Steve Light showed some of the renovations taking place to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation was renovating the south wing of…

  • emNursing Civil Rightsem
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    Nursing Civil Rights

    Spelman College history professor Charissa Threat looked at the different struggles that African American women and white men faced in breaking into the Army Nurse Corps.

  • Saving Slave Houses Project
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    Saving Slave Houses Project

    Preservationist Jobie Hill gave a tour of the Brandon Plantation in southern Virginia and talked about her Saving Slave Houses project and the work of Trimble Inc. to create laser scans of…

  • 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…

  • African Americans and Eugenics
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    African Americans and Eugenics

    Johns Hopkins Ph.D. candidate Ayah Nurridin talked about the history of history African Americans and eugenics in this interview recorded at the American Historical Association annual…

  • emLighting the Fires of Freedomem
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    Lighting the Fires of Freedom

    Janet Dewart Bell provided a history of African American women in the Civil Rights Movement.

  • emBeyond the Ropeem
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    Beyond the Rope

    In Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory, author Karlos Hill examines the history of lynching in America, and how the response of African Americans evolved over time.…

  • Edmund Pettus Bridge
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    Edmund Pettus Bridge

    General Edmund Pettus, the namesake for the bridge at the beginning of the route from Selma to Montgomery, was a Civil War General and two-term U.S. Senator from Alabama. John Giggie, University of Alabama…

  • Preserving Happy Hill
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    Preserving Happy Hill

    During Reconstruction, African Americans in Winston-Salem settled in an area that became known as the Happy Hill neighborhood. Cheryl Harry, Organizer of the Happy Hill Shotgun House Project, explained her 30-year…

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