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    Eleanor Holmes Norton Oral History Interview

    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) talked about her childhood, growing up in Washington, D.C., and attending Dunbar, the country’s first public high school for African Americans. Representative…

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    To Forge a Thunderbolt

    Chris Fonvielle talked about his book, To Forge a Thunderbolt: Fort Anderson and the Battle for Wilmington, about the importance of Wilmington, North Carolina, during the Civil War and the role played by…

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    USS North Carolina and World War II

    Ken Rittenmeyer gave a tour of the missile defenses on the battleship USS North Carolina. He also spoke about how the U.S. used North Carolina-class battleships during World War II and why the technology on…

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    Wilmington 10

    Jan Davidson talked about the Wilmington 10, a group of mostly African American students arrested after February 1971 protests in Wilmington, North Carolina, turned deadly. As the Civil Rights movement grew,…

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    Sugar Hill Neighborhood Walking Tour

    Islah Speller gave a walking tour of Wilmington, North Carolina’s Sugar Hill neighborhood and explained how the 1898 coup d’etat changed the city. After the Civil War, Wilmington had and African American majority.…

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    Alexander Manly Papers

    Jan Davidson talked about the few remaining copies of the Daily Record, North Carolina’s only daily African American newspaper in the late 19th century. The papers were printed shortly before the deadly 1898…

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    Burgwin-Wright House

    Christine Lamberton gave a tour of the Burgwin-Wright House in Wilmington, North Carolina, and spoke about the history of the property. The city’s original jail was built in the 1740s. As the city grew, the…

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    Colonial Economics in the Cape Fear Region

    Jan Davidson gave a tour of the “Cape Fear Stories” at the Cape Fear Museum. The exhibit explores the history of Wilmington and North Hanover County, North Carolina. Ms. Davidson said that when colonists arrived…

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    Fort Fisher and the Civil War

    John Moseley gave a tour of what remains of Fort Fisher, which was once the largest fort in the Confederacy, and spoke about the two attacks that led to the fall of Fort Fisher shortly before the end of the…

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    American History TV in Wilmington, North Carolina

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour” in Wilmington, North Carolina, from February 18-24 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    Title IX and Gender Discrimination in School Sports

    Sarah Fields talked about the impact of Title IX on equity in school sports and the prevention of gender discrimination. This interview took place at the American Historical Association’s…

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    Working in the Reagan Administration

    Three former members of the Reagan Administration reflected on their time in the White House and their interactions with the president. They spoke about Ronald Reagan’s leadership style and diplomatic…

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    Unions After World War II

    Professor Max Krochmal talked about changes to labor organizing in the post-World War II era. He describes how unions argued for the continuation of wartime practices, but often failed due…

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    Legacy of Reconstruction

    Historians and authors talked about the legacy of Reconstruction. They speculated on Abraham Lincoln’s plans for the post-Civil War period had he not been assassinated, and they discussed…

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    It's One O'Clock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBride

    Ms. Ware talked about her book It’s One O’clock and Here Is Mary Margaret McBride: A Radio Biography, published by New York University Press. She said McBride was a pioneer of American…

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    Kidnapping Leaders During the American Revolution

    Christian McBurney talked about his book about how British and American forces attempted to abduct military officers during the Revolutionary War, including George Washington and Benedict…

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    Ronald Reagan and Cold War Global Politics

    Historians talked about how the Reagan administration transformed global politics. They discussed global financial markets, oil markets, human rights, and cybersecurity against the backdrop of the Cold…

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    Dorothy Height Oral History Interview

    Dorothy Height talked about her life and career. Ms. Height served as president of the National Council of Negro Women from 1957 to 1998, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. This…

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    Carpenters' Hall

    Roger Moss gave a tour of the building that served as the meeting place of the First Continental Congress in 1774. It was also the former home to Ben Franklin’s Library Company, the…

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    Round Trip

    This 1952 Encyclopaedia Britannica film features a foreign trade skeptic and sets out to answer his concerns by interviewing workers, a scholar, and industrialists in various locations in…

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