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  • emDont Be a Suckerem
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    Don't Be a Sucker

    Produced by the Department of War in 1947, this dramatized film uses the experience of a Hungarian American to warn against the dangers of persecuting minorities. Reacting to a hate-filled…

    232 views
  • emFreedom of the American Roadem
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    Freedom of the American Road

    Henry Ford II introduces this film designed to encourage private citizens and communities to support road improvements and safety. Part of the lobbying campaign that culminated in legislation…

    158 views
  • emGive Yourself the Green Lightem
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    Give Yourself the Green Light

    This 1954 General Motors film encourages citizens to support programs to improve roads and highways. The film begins by depicting traffic jams, unsafe roads, and city congestion, then…

    118 views
  • Smithsonian Institution Castle
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    Smithsonian Institution Castle

    Richard Stamm and Steve Berry gave a tour and talked about the history of the Smithsonian Castle, which was completed in 1855. The tour visited several spaces that are not open to the public,…

    283 views
  • emBrown v Board of Educationem and the Monroe School
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    Brown v. Board of Education and the Monroe School

    Justin Sochacki gave a tour of Monroe Elementary School, one of the four formerly segregated schools for African Americans in Topeka, Kansas, and talked about the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court…

    314 views
  • Discussion on the National Constitution Center Signers Hall
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    National Constitution Center Signer's Hall

    Jeffrey Rosen gave a tour of the permanent exhibit of 42 bronze statues of America’s Founding Fathers, and talked about the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

    529 views
  • Chief Leschi and Medicine Creek Treaty
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    Chief Leschi and Medicine Creek Treaty

    Cynthia Iyall talked about Chief Leschi of the Nisqually tribe and the efforts taken to exonerate him 150 years after his death. Chief Leschi was chosen to represent the Nisqually and Puyallup tribes at the…

    219 views
  • Washington State History Museum
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    Washington State History Museum

    Gwen Whiting gave a tour of the “Great Hall of Washington History” exhibit, which showcases Native American artifacts as well as items related to some of the areas early industries. C-SPAN’s Local…

    112 views
  • Suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe
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    Suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe

    Susan Roher spoke about Emma Smith Devoe and her efforts to help women secure voting rights in Washington in 1910. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities…

    63 views
  • Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse
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    Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse

    Michael Sullivan talks about the 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse and its effects on the study of bridge design and civil engineering. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

    337 views
  • Chinese Expulsion and Reconciliation
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    Chinese Expulsion and Reconciliation

    Andrew Gomez talked about how Tacoma, Washington’s Chinese population was driven out of the city in 1885. Today, the Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park represents the city’s acknowledgment of the Chinese…

    261 views
  • Northern Pacific Railroad
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    Northern Pacific Railroad

    Michael Sullivan talked about how the arrival of the transcontinental railway to Tacoma, Washington, shaped the small, Pacific Northwest town. In 1873, the Northern Pacific Railroad decided to make Tacoma…

    160 views
  • emMilitary Effects Studies of Operation Castleem
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    Military Effects Studies of Operation Castle

    This film is a report detailing the aftermath of six powerful nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands. The film shows the effects of radiation on civilians and American military personnel.…

    182 views
  • emOperation Castleem
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    Operation Castle

    This U.S. Air Force film documents a series of six nuclear tests at the Atomic Energy Commission’s Pacific Proving Grounds in 1954. One of the tests was 1,000 times more powerful than the bomb…

    203 views
  • Old Manse and Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Old Manse and Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Christie Jackson talked about Ralph Waldo Emerson’s time in the home as well as other writers, such as Henry David Thoreau, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller, who spent time there. Ralph Waldo Emerson…

    407 views
  • Hoover Presidential Library and Museums American Presidents Exhibit
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    Hoover Presidential Library and Museum's "American Presidents" Exhibit

    Curator Marcus Eckhard gave a tour of the “American Presidents: Life Portraits” exhibit at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. North Carolina painter and sculptor Chas Fagan…

    131 views
  • John F Kennedys Life in Photos
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    John F. Kennedy's Life in Photos

    Lawrence Schiller talked about the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of dozens of images that chronicle the life of President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy was born on May…

    160 views
  • emKorea Revisitedem
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    Korea Revisited

    This U.S. Army “Big Picture” episode looks at South Korea’s development from the end of the Korean War in 1953 until 1969. The film celebrates the country’s economic development and details…

    170 views
  • Thoreaus Walden Pond
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    Thoreau's Walden Pond

    Concord Museum curator David Wood visited Walden Pond to recount Henry David Thoreau’s time there and the lasting impact of his book. For two years, beginning in 1845, writer and transcendentalist Henry…

    573 views
  • Robbins House
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    Robbins House

    John Hannigan, scholar-in-residence at the Robbins House, talked about the lives of African Americans in Concord, Massachusetts, from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. The Robbins House tells the story of…

    260 views
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