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  • 1876 Synagogue and Capital Jewish Museum
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    1876 Synagogue and Capital Jewish Museum

    The historic 1876 synagogue, the oldest in Washington, D.C., was moved about one block to a permanent home at Third and F Streets NW, where it was to be incorporated into a new Capital Jewish…

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  • Sculptor Vinnie Ream Daniel Sickles and Andrew Johnsons Impeachment
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    Sculptor Vinnie Ream, Daniel Sickles, and Andrew Johnson's Impeachment

    Civil War scholar Patrick Hickey presented a program titled, “The Devil vs. the Hummingbird: The Midnight Confrontation on Capitol Hill that Determined the Fate of a Presidency and Ensured the Survival…

    113 views
  • Apollo Program
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    Apollo Program

    Former NASA chief historian Roger Launius talked about the history of the Apollo program. He described how the Cold War influenced early space missions and the excitement over the moon landing in…

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  • Battle of Manila
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    Battle of Manila

    Author James Scott described General Douglas MacArthur’s return to the Philippines during World War II, the Japanese resistance and the atrocities committed against the Filipino civilians. Mr. Scott is…

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  • emWell Never Turn Backem
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    We'll Never Turn Back

    This film was produced by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for their voter registration campaign in the South. The documentary includes interviews with black farmers and…

    78 views
  • Treaty of Versailles and Its Impact on World War II
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    Treaty of Versailles and Its Impact on World War II

    Did the conditions of World War I’s Treaty of Versailles lead to World War II? University of Toronto professor Margaret MacMillan explored the 1918 armistice, the treaty’s terms, and the…

    186 views
  • US Supreme Court and Free Speech During World War I
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    U.S. Supreme Court and Free Speech During World War I

    University of Chicago law Professor Laura Weinrib talked about how the U.S. Supreme Court addressed free speech cases during World War I. She is the author of the book, The Taming of Free Speech:…

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  • 1876 Synagogue in Washington DC
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    1876 Synagogue in Washington, D.C.

    American History TV toured the interior of the oldest synagogue in Washington, D.C, which contains artifacts related to Jewish history. The 1876 building was moved 800 feet to be…

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  • Spanish Missions in San Antonio
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    Spanish Missions in San Antonio

    Five Spanish missions make up the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Texas A & M Humanities Librarian Joel Kitchens spoke about their history and the…

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  • Shirley Chisholm
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    Shirley Chisholm

    In 1968, Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress. She also ran for president in 1972. Barbara Winslow, founder of the Shirley Chisholm Project,…

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  • Artist James Hope and the 1862 Battle of Antietam
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    Artist James Hope and the 1862 Battle of Antietam

    James Hope, a landscape painter before the Civil War, enlisted with the Union Army’s Second Vermont Volunteers and witnessed the 1862 Battle of Antietam firsthand. Shepherd University Professor…

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  • Green Book Travel Guide for African Americans
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    Green Book Travel Guide for African Americans

    University of Delaware Professor Tiffany Gill talked about the Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans produced during the Jim Crow era. First published in the 1930s, the books…

    177 views
  • US Capitol Designer William Thornton
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    U.S. Capitol Designer William Thornton

    In 1793, President George Washington selected architect William Thornton’s design for the U.S. Capitol. In this program, former diplomat Gordon Brown talked about Thornton’s life and work,…

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  • Creating the Lincoln Memorial
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    Creating the Lincoln Memorial

    The dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., took place in 1922, almost 60 years after Abraham Lincoln’s death. Harold Holzer talked about his book, Monument Man: The Life and Art…

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  • Russell Kirk and the Future of Conservatism
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    Russell Kirk and the Future of Conservatism

    National Review Institute senior fellow John O’Sullivan and Modern Age editor Daniel McCarthy talked about conservative author Russell Kirk’s influence and legacy and the future of…

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  • Capitol Architect William Thornton Life and Career
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    Capitol Architect William Thornton Life and Career

    In 1793, President George Washington selected physician, painter and architect Dr. William Thornton’s design for the U.S. Capitol building. In this concluding session of a Thornton symposium…

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  • Portraits of Capitol Architect William Thornton
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    Portraits of Capitol Architect William Thornton

    In 1793, President George Washington selected physician, painter, and architect Dr. William Thornton’s design for the U.S. Capitol building. National Portrait Gallery curator emerita Ellen…

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  • Texas Lynchings of Mexicans in the 1910s
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    Texas Lynchings of Mexicans in the 1910s

    Nicholas Villanueva, author of The Lynching of Mexicans in the Texas Borderlands, talked about how Texans' fear of Mexican revolutionaries often turned to violence during the 1910s. American…

    282 views
  • TVs Influence on Race and Politics in the 1990s
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    TV's Influence on Race and Politics in the 1990s

    Panelists discussed the impact of television on race and politics in the 1990s. Topics included the 1992 presidential election, Bill Clinton and his relations with the African American community,…

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  • Women During the Civil War
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    Women During the Civil War

    A group of historians discussed the different ways women experienced the Civil War, depending on class, race and geography. They examined the relationship between Union generals and their…

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