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  • Hank Thomas Oral History Interview
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    Hank Thomas Oral History Interview

    Henry “Hank” Thomas, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, recounted his experiences as one of the original 13 Freedom Riders, civil rights activists who…

    164 views
  • Ken Carlson West Point Interview
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    Ken Carlson West Point Interview

    U.S. Military Academy graduate Kenneth Carlson talked about growing up in a military family, including his time as a teen in Vietnam during the late 1950s. He also described his experiences…

    456 views
  • Katherine Westmoreland West Point Interview
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    Katherine Westmoreland West Point Interview

    Katherine Westmoreland, wife of U.S. Army General William Westmoreland, who commanded U.S. forces in Vietnam, talked about her life as a military daughter, sister and spouse. She recounted her…

    262 views
  • Stephen Darrah West Point Interview
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    Stephen Darrah West Point Interview

    This oral history interview is with U.S. Military Academy graduate Stephen Darrah, who served as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. Mr. Darrah described his time as a West Point cadet,…

    339 views
  • National Archives Display of Vietnam WarEra Helicopters
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    National Archives Display of Vietnam War-Era Helicopters

    Pilots talked about their experiences flying Huey helicopters during the Vietnam War. Three of these helicopters were on display outside the National Archives' just-opened, first-ever…

    556 views
  • Frank Johnston Oral History Interview
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    Frank Johnston Oral History Interview

    Photojournalist Frank Johnston, who worked for United Press International and the Washington Post, talked about his career. His work includes photos of the Lee Harvey Oswald shooting, the…

    324 views
  • Diana Walker Oral History Interview
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    Diana Walker Oral History Interview

    Former Time magazine White House photographer Diana Walker talks about her career and photos. She covered the administrations of Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. She talked about her…

    163 views
  • David Valdez Oral History Interview
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    David Valdez Oral History Interview

    David Valdez talked about his photographs of George H.W. Bush which he took as the vice president’s personal photographer and then as White House Photo Office director from 1989 to 1993. He…

    247 views
  • Darryl Heikes Oral History Interview
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    Darryl Heikes Oral History Interview

    Darryl Heikes talked about his career working for United Press International and U.S. News & World Report, photographing President Kennedy minutes before his assassination, and the signing…

    186 views
  • Lucian Perkins Oral History Interview
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    Lucian Perkins Oral History Interview

    Lucian Perkins, a two time Pulitzer Prize-winner and former Washington Post staff photographer, talked about his career and his photos of wars in the former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Iraq, and…

    152 views
  • Don Carleton Oral History Interview
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    Don Carleton Oral History Interview

    Don Carleton, executive director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, described the Center’s photojournalism collection. He also discussed…

    157 views
  • Eric Draper Oral History Interview
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    Eric Draper Oral History Interview

    Eric Draper talked about his experience documenting White House activities, presidential travel, and major events including the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Mr. Draper was chief…

    132 views
  • Conrad Mallett Jr Oral History Interview
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    Conrad Mallett Jr. Oral History Interview

    Conrad Mallett, Jr., who was a paperboy for the Detroit Free Press during the 1967 Detroit Riots, talked about his experience that first morning, as well as race relations and economic…

    659 views
  • Anthony Fierimonte Oral History Interview
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    Anthony Fierimonte Oral History Interview

    Police officer Anthony Fierimonte recounts the early morning arrests on July 23, 1967 that led to widespread looting, violence and the arrival of federal troops in Detroit, Michigan. A police raid on…

    211 views
  • Carol Moseley Braun Oral History Interview
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    Carol Moseley Braun Oral History Interview

    Former Senator Carol Moseley Braun (D-IL) talked about her early political career before her 1992 election to the Senate. She was the first African American woman U.S. Senator. Ms. Braun also served as…

    256 views
  • Gwen Ifill Oral History Interview
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    Gwen Ifill Oral History Interview

    Gwen Ifill talked about her start and her career in journalism. Ms. Ifill spoke about her upbringing as the daughter of an outspoken African Methodist Episcopal minister, her work as both a print…

    287 views
  • Dorothy Height Oral History Interview
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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…

    450 views
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton Oral History Interview
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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…

    153 views
  • Dr Vivian Pinn Oral History Interview
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    Dr. Vivian Pinn Oral History Interview

    Dr. Vivian Pinn shared stories about her family and the impact it had on her decision to become a doctor. She also talked about her experience as the only African American and only woman in her class at the…

    199 views
  • Roger Shimomura Oral History Interview
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    Roger Shimomura Oral History Interview

    Roger Shimomura talked about his life. As a child growing up during World War II, he was detained along with his family and other Japanese Americans at the Minidoka internment camp in…

    612 views
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