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    Wally Funk Oral History Interview

    Wally Funk was interviewed about her life and career. In 1961, Mary Wallace Funk volunteered for the “Women in Space” Program. A group of women went to the Lovelace Clinic, where the Mercury astronauts had…

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    Gerry Griffin Oral History Interview, Part 1

    In the first of this two-part interview, former NASA flight director, flight controller and Johnson Space Center director, Gerald Griffin talked about his role on the Gemini project. He also…

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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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    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 U.S.…

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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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    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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    George Elsey Oral History Interview, Part 1

    George Elsey talked about highlights of his public service career, which began with his World War II assignment to the White House Map Room President Roosevelt’s intelligence and communications center. Mr. Elsey…

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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 II. Mr. Ferencz was…

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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.  Mr. Ferencz was…

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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…

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    Ed Freeman Oral History Interview

    Captain Ed “Too Tall” Freeman, a helicopter pilot who flew his unarmed helicopter into Landing Zone X-Ray to help deliver ammunition, supplies, and to rescue wounded soldiers, talked about his…

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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 the…

    333 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…

    154 views
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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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    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 the…

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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 spoke…

    165 views
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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 “father of the atomic…

    153 views
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    Louis Stokes Oral History Interview

    Representative Louis Stokes (D-OH) talked about his life and career. His thirty years in Congress was the longest term to date held by a black representative. Topics included his journey…

    282 views
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    Gerda Weissmann Klein Oral History Interview

    Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein talked about how the 1939 German invasion of Poland changed her life. She spoke about being sent to a Jewish ghetto with her family, their…

    316 views
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