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  • Rockwell Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms Exhibit
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    "Rockwell, Roosevelt, and the Four Freedoms" Exhibit

    In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined what became known as the "Four Freedoms": freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom…

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  • CSPAN Cities Tour in Rapid City South Dakota
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    C-SPAN Cities Tour in Rapid City, South Dakota

    C-SPAN visited Rapid City, South Dakota to learn about the history and literary life of the community.

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  • 2019 AnisfieldWolf Book Awards
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    2019 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

    The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards are presented for “important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures.” 2019 winners included…

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  • National Native American Veterans Memorial Design
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    National Native American Veterans Memorial Design

    Artist Harvey Pratt shared his vision for the National Native American Veterans memorial in a conversation with Kevin Gover, the director of the National Museum of the American Indian. Mr.…

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  • emCold Warriorsem
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    Cold Warriors

    Harvard University history and literature professor Duncan White looked at how Cold War propaganda was disseminated through literature in the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union.

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  • emThe Heartbreak of Aaron Burrem
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    The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

    Historian H.W. Brands profiled Aaron Burr, the former vice president to Thomas Jefferson. Aaron Burr is most remembered for killing former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in a duel on…

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  • Researching the 1948 Lizzie Borden Ballet
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    Researching the 1948 Lizzie Borden Ballet

    Library of Congress archivist and dance curator Libby Smigel delivered an illustrated talk on how to utilize the library’s resources and collections. Her presentation focused on Fall River…

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  • Book TV in Rapid City South Dakota
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    Book TV in Rapid City, South Dakota

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2019 LCV Cities Tour” in Rapid City, South Dakota, from September 7-13, 2019, to feature the history and literary life of the…

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  • CSPAN Cities Tour in Lansing Michigan
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    C-SPAN Cities Tour in Lansing, Michigan

    C-SPAN visited Lansing, Michigan to learn about the history and literary life of the community.

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  • Playwright August Wilson and emFencesem
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    Playwright August Wilson and Fences

    Tulane University professor John “Ray” Proctor taught a class about playwright August Wilson, his contribution to African American theatre and his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Fences.

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  • Shakespeare and US Politics
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    Shakespeare and U.S. Politics

    Shakespeare enthusiast and U.S. Senate Finance Committee Democratic Chief Counsel Michael Evans discussed how the Bard has been invoked in historic congressional debates, and the political…

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  • CSPAN Cities Tour in Sheridan Wyoming
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    C-SPAN Cities Tour in Sheridan, Wyoming

    C-SPAN visited Sheridan, Wyoming to learn about the history and literary life of the community.

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  • Justices Breyer and Ginsburg Participate in emThe Oresteiaem Mock Trial
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    The Oresteia Mock Trial

    Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer were two of the judges who participated in a mock trial based on The Oresteia trilogy by Aeschylus, the ancient Greek…

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  • Cold War in American Photography
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    Cold War in American Photography

    Wake Forest University professor John Curley taught a class on how the Cold War both influenced and was influenced by photography. He talked about the perceived documentary nature of photography and…

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  • Cities Tour in Bozeman Montana
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    Cities Tour in Bozeman, Montana

    C-SPAN visited Bozeman, Montana to learn about the history and literary life of the community.

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  • World War II and Innovations in Art
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    World War II and Innovations in Art

    Lycée Français de New York bilingual school history teacher Rachelle Friedman gave an illustrated talk about innovations in art during World War II. She discussed and showed examples of…

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  • Mark Zwonitzer Discusses emThe Statesman and the Storytellerem
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    The Statesman and the Storyteller

    Mark Zwonitzer talked about his book, The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism, about the friendship between author Mark Twain and former…

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  • American Myth and Memory Photography Exhibit
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    American Myth and Memory Photography Exhibit

    Photographer David Levinthal was joined by Joanna Marsh, curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibit: “American Myth and Memory: David Levinthal Photographs,” for a conversation…

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  • emThree Days Before the Shootingem
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    Three Days Before the Shooting...

    Adam Bradley, associate English professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and John Callahan, literary executor of the estate of Ralph Ellison, presented Ralph Ellison’s posthumous…

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  • 1960s and 70s African American Art
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    1960s and 70s African American Art

    Randolph-Macon College Professor Evie Terrono taught a class about African American art in the 1960s and 1970s. She highlighted how artists of the period created works reflecting on racism and the…

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