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  • First Lady Pat Nixon
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    First Lady Pat Nixon

    Pat Nixon entered the White House as first lady 50 years ago in January 1969. A panel discussed her work, interests and contributions to the Nixon administration. The White House Historical…

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  • White House East Room
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    White House East Room

    Former White House Curator William Allman talked about the long history of the White House East Room, and how presidents have used it for political and ceremonial purposes. We joined the program as…

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  • World War II POW and Concentration Camp Escapes and Rescues
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    World War II POW and Concentration Camp Escapes and Rescues

    Co-authors David Mills and Kayla Westra talked about their book, “Great Wartime Escapes and Rescues.” In an illustrated talk, they focused on World War II prisoners of war and concentration…

    80 views
  • Presidents Heads
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    Presidents' Heads

    Inspired by Mount Rushmore, sculptor David Adickes created 42 giant busts of American presidents for a Williamsburg, Virginia, “Presidents Park” that opened in 2004. After the park closed…

    145 views
  • US Army in Northern Russia 19181919
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    U.S. Army in Northern Russia, 1918-1919

    World War I scholar and author James Carl Nelson discussed his book, The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America’s Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918 to 1919. In August of 1918, about…

    372 views
  • emThe Life of President Eisenhowerem
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    The Life of President Eisenhower

    This short biography concentrates primarily on Dwight Eisenhower’s activities after World War II, and concludes with a portion of his first State of the Union address. The fledgling U.S.…

    33 views
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    Harry S. Truman - President of the United States

    This biographical film on the life of President Harry Truman was made during his first term and includes a visit to his hometown in Missouri, scenes in Washington, D.C., New York City, and…

    36 views
  • emGeorge Washington  Courage that Made a Nationem
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    George Washington - Courage that Made a Nation

    A film documenting George Washington’s life, family, education and military career. It also covers Washington’s appointment as commander of continental army, his success in the…

    89 views
  • World War I African Americans and Civil Rights
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    World War I, African Americans and Civil Rights

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture recently released a book called We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity. In conjunction, the museum also has…

    245 views
  • Neutrality and World War I America
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    Neutrality and World War I America

    University of Minnesota Professor Saje Mathieu taught a class about “neutrality” and what that concept meant in World War I America. She explained how neutrality did not mean inactivity, as…

    356 views
  • Reel America emThe Negro Soldierem
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    The Negro Soldier

    This 1944 documentary was intended to encourage African Americans to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War II. The film traces the history of African American contributions to society…

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  • Washington Journal Krewasky Salter Discusses African American Soldiers Role in WWI
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    Krewasky Salter on African American Soldiers' in World War I

    Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Guest Associate Curator Krewasky Salter discussed African American soldiers in WWI and how their experiences served as a…

    235 views
  • California Native Americans and Early 1800s Capitalism
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    California Native Americans and Early 1800s Capitalism

    Professor Ashley Riley Sousa talked about Native Americans and capitalism in early 19th century California. She focused on local tribes' commercial interactions with Spanish missions and…

    1,618 views
  • emHopi Indian Arts and Craftsem
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    Hopi Indian Arts and Crafts

    This film about Hopi arts and crafts was made with the support of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Indian Affairs and the Museum of Northern Arizona. The documentary is one…

    101 views
  • Colonial Diplomacy and the Iroquois Confederacy
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    Colonial Diplomacy and the Iroquois Confederacy

    Gettysburg College Professor Timothy Shannon taught a class on Colonial-era diplomatic ties between the Iroquois Confederacy of the eastern Great Lakes region and European settlers. He…

    539 views
  • emWinter Countem
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    Winter Count

    A “winter count” is a Plains Indian tradition of recording a tribe’s history with symbols drawn on buffalo hide or other material. In this short film funded by the U.S. Information Agency, Lydia…

    144 views
  • 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.…

    89 views
  • Battle of Little Bighorn
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    Battle of Little Bighorn

    American History TV toured the National Museum of the American Indian “Americans” exhibit with curator Cecile Ganteaume. In the Battle of Little Bighorn gallery, she showed Lakota…

    788 views
  • 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…

    546 views
  • Pocahontas and American Indian Imagery
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    Pocahontas and American Indian Imagery

    We toured the “Americans” exhibit in the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC with curator Cecile Ganteaume. She showed us how Indian names and images are used on products,…

    683 views
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