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    50th Anniversary of "March on Ballot Boxes" Speech

    The town of Kingstree, South Carolina, hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “March on Ballot Boxes” speech. On May 8, 1966,…

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    Henry Wirz and Andersonville Prison

    Professor Carole Emberton talked about Andersonville Prison, the Confederate Civil War military prison where 13,000 Union soldiers died, and the trial of its commander, Henry Wirz. She…

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    Supreme Court and Foreign Relations

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talked about the influence of foreign relations on American national security and civil liberties. He spoke about cases featured in his book, The…

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    Form, Design, and the City

    This film is a Reynolds Metals Company and American Institute of Architects documentary about plans to redevelop central Philadelphia with inspiration from Italian architecture. The…

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    America's Historic Sites

    Brent Glass talked about his book, 50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S. and explained the thinking behind his selection process.

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    Radicalization of Reconstruction

    Historians talked about the ways society was fundamentally different after the Civil War. They described the importance of community organizing for freed blacks in the South, the role…

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    Congressional Careers Remembered

    Former Representatives Nancy Johnson (R-CT) and Peter Torkildsen (R-MA) talked about their time in Washington, D.C. and how things have changed in the U.S. House of Representatives since…

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    Freedom of Information Act 50th Anniversary

    Tom Blanton talked about the history of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), signed by President Johnson on July 4, 1966. Mr. Blanton shared examples of FOIA documents and argued…

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    African American Women in the Republican Party

    Professor Leah Wright Rigueur talked about the motives of African American women who were active members of the Republican Party from the 1960s to the present. Ms. Rigueur was…

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    NASA Glenn Research Center

    Anne Mills talked about the origins of NASA’s third research facility, the Glenn Research Center, and how it transitioned from an aviation research facility into NASA’s engine…

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    President James Garfield Memorial

    Katherine Goss visited President James Garfield’s Memorial at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio, and talked about the president’s childhood, presidential election, and…

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    Ohio and Erie Canal

    Timothy Donovan and Rebecca Jones Macko talked about the Ohio and Erie Canal, a system made up of two canals built between 1825 and 1832. The canal was built to create a trade route from…

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    Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

    Derek Moore gave a tour of the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum and spoke about how Cleveland held the “Motor City” nickname before Detroit, Michigan. He spoke about Alexander…

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    American History TV in Cleveland, Ohio

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Cleveland, Ohio, from May 21-27 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    Native Americans and Europeans in the Great Lakes Region

    Professor Susan Sleeper-Smith talked about 17th century Native American and European interactions in the Great Lakes region. She spoke about migration patterns, intermarriage, and…

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    Katherine Ortega 1984 Republican National Convention Keynote Speech

    Treasurer Katherine Ortega delivered the keynote address at the 1984 Republican National Convention. The 1984 convention was held from August 20 to August 23 in Dallas, Texas.

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    National Organization for Women 50th Anniversary

    Founding members of the National Organization for Women celebrated the group’s 50th anniversary. They spoke about the need for a network of feminist activists in the 1960s and…

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    The Power to Serve

    This 1956 Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company promotional film argues that the electric company makes Cleveland the “best location in the nation.” The film is introduced by…

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    George C. Marshall Papers

    The George C. Marshall Foundation hosted a ceremony to celebrate the publication of the seventh and final volume of the George Catlett Marshall Papers. George C. Marshall was the Army…

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    Atomic Bomb Use in World War II

    Professor Peter Kuznick talked about the development and use of the atomic bomb during World War II. He argued that there were others ways, such as changing surrender terms, which…

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