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    William Raspberry Oral History Interview

    William Raspberry, who worked almost 40 years for the Washington Post before retiring in 2005, talked about his childhood in Mississippi, his commitment to education, and the importance of…

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    Armstrong Williams Oral History Interview

    Armstrong Williams talked about his father’s influence on his upbringing, his internship working for South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond, and his involvement in the Clarence Thomas…

    179 views
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    Mary Futrell Oral History Interview

    Julian Bond interviewed Mary Futrell about her role as a leader and as the first African-American woman president of the National Education Association.

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    Benjamin Ferencz Oral History Interview, Part 3

    Benjamin Ferencz, former chief prosecutor for the United States in the Einsatzgruppen Case, talks about his role in the war crimes trials at Nuremberg after World War…

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    Benjamin Ferencz Oral History Interview, Part 2

    Benjamin Ferencz, former chief prosecutor for the United States in the Einsatzgruppen Case, talks about his role in the war crimes trials at Nuremberg after World War II. …

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    Benjamin Ferencz Oral History Interview, Part 1

    Benjamin Ferencz, former chief prosecutor for the United States in the Einsatzgruppen Case, talked about his role in the war crimes trials at Nuremberg after World War II. He also talked…

    776 views
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    Angela Davis Oral History Interview

    Angela Davis talked about her early Civil Rights activism in the South and her thoughts on leadership. This interview was conducted Julian Bond, co-director of the Explorations in Black…

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    Clarence Thomas Oral History Interview

    Justice Clarence Thomas talked about his upbringing in the segregated South and his grandfather’s influence on his career. This interview was conducted by Julian Bond, co-director of…

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    Julian Bond Oral History Interview

    Julian Bond talked about his life as a Civil Rights leader. He remembered growing up in the segregated South, his work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and his later…

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    Black Leadership Oral Histories

    Phyllis Leffler of the University of Virginia talked about her oral history project, “Explorations in Black Leadership.”

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    Murray Peshkin Oral History Interview

    Murray Peshkin talked about working at Los Alamos on the Manhattan Project during World War II. He also talked about the spies who infiltrated the site as well as safety concerns for…

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    Dieter Gruen Oral History Interview

    Dieter Gruen talked about working in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on the Manhattan Project. He recalled graduating from Northwestern University and joining the Manhattan Project. He also…

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    Seth Wheatley Oral History Interview

    Seth Wheatley recalled living and working in the secret city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the site set up in 1942 to create a plutonium and uranium enrichment plant for the U.S. government in…

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    Peggy Bowditch Oral History Interview

    Margaret “Peggy” Bowditch talked about growing up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, next door to J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, who became known as the…

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    Robert Furman Oral History Interview

    Robert Furman talked about his work on the Manhattan Project during World War II. He served as an assistant to project director General Leslie Groves. Mr Furman recalled going…

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    Val Fitch Oral History Interview

    Val Fitch talked about his work on the Manhattan Project and his time in Los Alamos, New Mexico, during World War II. After working on the timing apparatus of the atomic bomb, he was…

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    Benjamin Bederson Oral History Interview

    Benjamin Bederson talked about working as a member of the Special Engineering Detachment on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, New Mexico, in the 1940s. Mr. Bederson worked on…

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    Manhattan Project Oral History Interview

    Cindy Kelly, director of the Atomic Heritage Foundation, talked about the Voices of the Manhattan Project.

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    Jerry von Halle Oral History Interview

    Jerry von Halle talked about growing up in Germany and moving to Holland when Adolf Hitler gained power. After being released from prison by claiming he had tuberculosis, he went into…

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    John Holmes Oral History Interview

    U.S. Army Veteran John Holmes talks about coming across a Nazi labor camp during World War II in the Hartz region of Austria and liberating the Jews who were imprisoned there. He also…

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