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    National Park Service 100th Anniversary

    American History TV presented live coverage from Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the National Park Service centennial. President Woodrow…

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    Preservation of African-American Historical Sites

    Robert Stanton and John Franklin talked about their contributions to the preservation of African American sites and history. “Hallowed Places and Obscured Spaces: Community Partnerships and the Preservation of African…

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    National Historic Preservation Act 50th Anniversary

    Former National Park Service director Robert Stanton delivered remarks at a event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

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    National Park Service Centennial

    Former National Park Service director Robert Stanton and others spoke about the agency’s origins and its current challenges. The National Park Service was created in 1916 and celebrates its…

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    Diversity in Preservation

    Leaders of minority organizations, such as the NAACP and the Human Rights Campaign, talked about the importance of bringing diverse perspectives into historic preservation. They spoke about…

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Wreath-Laying

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other religious and political leaders participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial at the National Mall.…

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    Homestead Act of 1862 and Immigration Laws

    Blake Bell, a historian at the Homestead National Monument of America, talks about immigration law in the United States and the debate surrounding the Homestead Act of 1862. The law distributed…

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    African Americans and the Civil War

    The Association for the Study of African American Life and History held a panel discussion on strategies to involve blacks in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Following the presentations by…

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    Fort Sumter 150th Anniversary Ceremony

    A ceremony was held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War fired at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. The ceremony included the Citadel Color Guard and singing “My…

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    Building Renaming Ceremony

    The Interior Department building was renamed in honor of former Interior Secretary Stewart Lee Udall. He served from 1961 to 1969 during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Speakers at…

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    Stewart Udall Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held for Stewart Udall, who served as interior secretary in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He was a key proponent of environmental laws such as the Clear…

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    Memorial Service for Dorothy Height

    Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Dorothy Height’s life story was told through stories, videos, photos and readings shared by her many friends and colleagues.

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    White House in 1800: A Residence for the Public

    Following opening remarks, historians talked about the early history of the White House and the presidency. Among the topics they addressed were the election of 1800 and it relevance to…

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    Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Participants talked about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the importance of the civil rights movement, race relations, and non-violent opposition movements.

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    Oklahoma City National Memorial Dedication

    On the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, President Clinton and other officials dedicated a national memorial to the…

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    Brown v. Board of Education Site Dedication

    Participants marked the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education by dedicating a museum in the Topeka, Kansas school in which the case originated. They…

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    Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication

    The site for the future Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was dedicated. Many dignitaries spoke about Dr. King’s legacy and the significance of the memorial’s location. Also prayers were offered.…

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    White House 200th Anniversary Ceremony

    President Clinton and others commemorated the 200th anniversary of the White House and talked about the history of the White House.

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    Washington Monument Restoration

    The speakers celebrated the completion of the Washington Monument restoration.

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    National Parks

    Mr. Stanton talked about issues facing the National Park Service, including access fees, maintenance, fire dangers, and budgeting. He also responded to audience calls, faxes, and electronic…

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