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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • emBlack Texansem
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    Black Texans

    In Black Texans: A History of African Americans in Texas, 1528-1995, author Alwyn Barr shared the history of Africans Americans in Texas. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

  • Declaration of Independence and Defining Equality
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    Declaration of Independence and Defining Equality

    Historians Peter Onuf, David Blight and Annette Gordon-Reed discussed defining equality and the Declaration of Independence. They talked about the views and interpretations of W.E.B. DuBois,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Reconstruction Race and Andrew Johnson
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    Reconstruction, Race, and Andrew Johnson

    Historian Allen Guelzo talked about his book, Reconstruction: A Concise History. He argued that despite the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments, the Reconstruction period failed to…

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    Mayor Harold Washington

    History professor Roger Biles recounted the political career of Harold Washington, Chicago’s first African American mayor.

  • Protests for Black Citizenship
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    Protests for Black Citizenship

    The Massachusetts Historical Society hosted a panel of four historians discussing the ways blacks have protested for citizenship since the early days of the American Republic. Topics included…

  • In Their Shoes Exhibit
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    "In Their Shoes" Exhibit

    Special Collections Senior Archivist Mary Saffell of Texas Christian University shared items from the “In Their Shoes Exhibit” that tell the story of journalist and author Grace Halsell. She is known for her…

  • emThe Slaves Gambleem
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    The Slave's Gamble

    In The Slave’s Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812, author Gene Smith shared the stories of several African Americans and their decision to fight for or against the United States during the War of…

  • Selmas First African American Mayor
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    Selma's First African American Mayor

    Selma’s first African American mayor, James Perkins, Jr., discussed his political career and the impact the Civil Rights movement had on the city. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in…

  • 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.…

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