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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…

  • emBooker T Washington The Life and Legacyem
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    Booker T. Washington, The Life and Legacy

    Directed by William Greaves for the National Park Service, this film portrays the life of Booker T. Washington through reenactments, archival photographs and interviews with actors portraying…

  • emMission Measles  The Story of a Vaccineem
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    Mission, Measles - The Story of a Vaccine

    This documentary details the history of the highly contagious virus that causes measles and the development of the measles vaccine in the 1950s and early 1960s. The pharmaceutical company…

  • emA Day in Congressem
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    A Day in Congress

    The 116th Congress opened in January 2019 with many senators and representatives new to Capitol Hill. For the first time, there are over 100 women in the House. This is a 1949 educational…

  • emMeet Your Federal Governmentem
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    Meet Your Federal Government

    This is a 15 minute classroom film from 1946 that described how the three branches of government work. In Meet Your Federal Government, high school senior Bill visits his Uncle Jim - who is…

  • emDecade of NATOem
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    Decade of NATO

    This film narrated by Edward R. Murrow marks the 10th anniversary of the April 4, 1949 founding of NATO by profiling the people, geography and resources of member countries. The film argues that the organization…

  • emFallout from Three Mile Islandem
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    Fallout from Three Mile Island

    This “CBS Reports” documentary from May 1, 1979 investigates the March 28, 1979 Three Mile Island accident near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The hour-long program looks at the response of the…

  • emUncle Sam Watching the Mexican Borderem
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    Uncle Sam Watching the Mexican Border

    Historian Julie Prieto provides commentary for a silent 1916 U.S. Army film documenting the Mexican expedition of 1916-1917 to police the border with Mexico.

  • President Reagan Interview with Tom Brokaw
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    President Reagan Interview with Tom Brokaw

    Three days prior to leaving office, President Ronald Reagan was interviewed by NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw. The president discussed his mother, alcoholic father, religious beliefs, careers…

  • emAllAmerican Newsem
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    All-American News

    This newsreel was part of a series produced in the 1940s and 1950s and designed for African-American audiences. Stories in this episode include segments about Harry McAlpin, the first…

  • emApollo 9  Three to Make Readyem
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    Apollo 9 - Three to Make Ready

    While in Earth’s orbit, astronauts James McDivitt, David Scott, and Russell Schweickart test undocking and docking the lunar module, the spacecraft that will land men on the moon during…

  • emThe Lonely Eaglesem
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    The Lonely Eagles

    This U.S. Air Force recruitment film profiles the World War II service of the Tuskegee airmen by interviewing the veterans and showing archival film of their training and combat.

  • emWith the Marines at Tarawaem
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    With the Marines at Tarawa

    This documentary about the November 1943 Battle of Tarawa was filmed by U.S. Marine cameramen and won the 1944 Academy Award for best documentary short. About 18,000 Marines made an…

  • emA Time for Freedomem
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    A Time for Freedom

    This film documents the “Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom,” a civil rights demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial on May 17, 1957. Approximately 25,000 people gathered to mark the third…

  • emDebrief Apollo 8em
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    Debrief, Apollo 8

    This film documents NASA’s December 21 to December 27, 1968 manned mission to orbit the Moon. The film shows the activities of astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders,…

  • Conversation on Womens Rights
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    Conversation on Women's Rights

    The National Commission on the Observance of International Women’s Year 1975 sponsored this conversation with Rep. Martha Griffith (D-Michigan), Rep. Patsy Mink (D-Hawaii) and Wendy Ross of the U.S. Information Service.…

  • Inauguration of Richard Nixon CBS News Broadcast
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    Inauguration of Richard Nixon CBS News Broadcast

    This CBS News broadcast of the January 20, 1969, Richard Nixon inauguration includes the swearing-in ceremony and president’s inaugural address, a prayer by Reverend Billy Graham, several…

  • President Reagan Interview with Wire Service Reporters
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    President Reagan Interview with Wire Service Reporters

    On the day before he left office, President Ronald Reagan met four wire service reporters in the Oval Office for an interview to reflect on his two terms. One of the reporters was United…

  • emThe President December 1968em
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    The President, December 1968

    Created by the White House Naval Photographic Unit to document the activities of President Lyndon Johnson, this film includes the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, a meeting with…

  • emWhat Makes Us Tickem
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    What Makes Us Tick

    This animated promotional film describes how a business incorporates and obtains the right to trade shares on the New York Stock Exchange. Commissioned by the stock exchange, the film…

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