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    Gary Walters on September 11, 2001

    Former White House Chief Usher Gary Walters talked about the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He stayed at his post in the evacuated White House, seeing to the needs of the president and…

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    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle on September 11, 2001

    Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle was among the congressional leaders evacuated by helicopter to a secure undisclosed location on September 11, 2001. He recounted his experiences…

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    Rear Admiral David Thomas on September 11, 2001

    Rear Admiral David Thomas described his actions on September 11, 2001. Then a captain, he was at a meeting at the Pentagon when terrorists attacks began. He described the inside of the…

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    Major Heather Penney on September 11, 2001

    Major Heather Penney talked about her actions on September 11, 2001. Then a lieutenant, she was one of the first District of Columbia Air National Guard F-16 pilots scrambled from Andrews…

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    Mary Beth Cahill on September 11, 2001

    Mary Beth Cahill talked about the events of September 11, 2001, when she was Senator Edward Kennedy’s chief of staff. She recalled that first lady Laura Bush arrived on Capitol Hill early…

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    John Jester on September 11, 2001

    John Jester talked about the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. He was in his Pentagon office that morning as he heard a low rumble as a commercial plane tore through the…

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    Mary Matalin on September 11, 2001

    Mary Matalin was a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney and was with him on September 11, 2001, when the Secret Service physically removed him from the White House offices to a secure…

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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…

    361 views
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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…

    840 views
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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…

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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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