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  • Declaration of Independence Manuscript Discovery
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    Declaration of Independence Manuscript Discovery

    Danielle Allen and Emily Sneff spoke about their discovery in Sussex, England, of the second known parchment manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence.

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  • US Women Soldiers During World War I
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    U.S. Women Soldiers During World War I

    Elizabeth Cobbs talked about the women who served overseas as telephone operators in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War I. She also spoke about how their service affected the…

    413 views
  • Jewish Supreme Court Justices
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    Jewish Supreme Court Justices

    Rabbi David Dalin talked about his book Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan - Their Lives and Legacies, in which he chronicles the eight Jewish justices who have served…

    441 views
  • France and Spain During the American Revolution
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    France and Spain During the American Revolution

    Larrie Ferreiro and François Furstenberg talked about France and Spain’s involvement in the American Revolution, arguing that Colonial forces could not withstand the British Army without…

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  • John F Kennedy Centennial
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    John F. Kennedy Centennial

    To mark the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth, the National Archives hosted a conversation with his nephew, Stephen Kennedy Smith, and presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, who are the co-editors…

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  • Harriet Tubman and the Maryland Underground Railroad
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    Harriet Tubman and the Maryland Underground Railroad

    The Maryland Park Service, together with the National Park Service, recently opened the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. To commemorate the opening,…

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  • Nixon Presidential Library and Museum ReOpening Ceremony
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    Nixon Presidential Library and Museum Re-Opening Ceremony

    The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, held a re-opening ceremony after a major update of its exhibits.

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  • Caretakers of Americas Treasures
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    Caretakers of America's Treasures

    Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, and Archivist of the United States David Ferriero participated in a roundtable discussion. They talked about their…

    739 views
  • Federal Judges Discuss the Bill of Rights in Modern Times
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    Bill of Rights in Modern Times

    Three federal judges discussed the history of the Bill of Rights and its impact 225 years after ratification on a number of modern issues, including technology, same-sex marriage, free…

    630 views
  • Reading of Elie Wiesels emNightem Part 1
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    Reading of Elie Wiesel's Night, Part 1

    A complete reading of the late Elie Wiesel’s Night at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. This is part one of three.

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  • NATO Exercise Able Archer 83
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    NATO Exercise Able Archer 83

    Nate Jones talked about his book, Able Archer 83: The Secret History of the NATO Exercise That Almost Triggered Nuclear War. In his book, Mr. Jones explores Ronald Reagan’s thoughts on…

    363 views
  • Protecting Americas Historical Documents
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    Protecting America's Historical Documents

    Stephen Puleo talked about his book, American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address.

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  • Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum ReOpening
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    Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum Re-Opening

    Exhibit and website designers talked about the renovated Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, and how the revised exhibits tell a more complete story…

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  • Historians Discuss First Ladies During Wartime
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    First Ladies During Wartime

    Historians examined the contributions of American first ladies during the nation’s wars. Speakers included William Seale, author of The President’s House and other books; history professor…

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  • Franklin D Roosevelt Presidential Library 75th Anniversary
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    Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library 75th Anniversary

    To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in 2016, members of the Roosevelt Institute and the presidential library system spoke about…

    212 views
  • Gerald R Ford Presidential Museum ReDedication
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    Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Re-Dedication

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney and others delivered brief remarks at the re-dedication ceremony of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

    97 views
  • General Pershing and the Battle of MeuseArgonne
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    General Pershing and the Battle of Meuse-Argonne

    Mitchell Yockelson talked about his book, Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing’s Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I. Mr. Yockelson focused on General “Black Jack”…

    561 views
  • Henry Kissinger Reflects on the Vietnam War
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    Conversation with Henry Kissinger

    Henry Kissinger talked about U.S. policy during the Vietnam War, his role, and the lessons learned from the conflict. He also responded to questions from the audience. Topics included America’s promises of support for the South…

    976 views
  • Demise of Slavery
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    Demise of Slavery

    Ira Berlin talked about his book The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States. In his book, Professor Berlin argues that the slaves' struggle for freedom was a long and…

    329 views
  • President Obama Remarks at Naturalization Ceremony
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    Naturalization Ceremony

    President Obama spoke at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives. He talked about the American tradition of welcoming immigrants and the contributions they make to society. He…

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