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    U.S. Colored Troops During the Civil War

    Scholars talked about the contributions of the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War and how they are remembered at various battle sites. Panelists also discussed the portrayal of black…

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    Historical Interpretation by the National Park Service

    An interview with Chief Historian of the National Park Service Robert Sutton. He discusses how his organization is telling history in new ways by including more information about civilians…

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    Manassas National Battlefield Viewer Calls

    Roger Davidson and Robert Sutton remotely responded to viewer calls at Manassas National Battlefield, where the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas,…

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    From Civil War to Civil Rights

    Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., led a discussion on African-American history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. He also talked about his book, A More Perfect Union:…

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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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    Citizen Soldiers of the Civil War

    Mr. McPherson discussed his experiences as a United States Civil War historian. Among the issues he discussed were the continuing relevance it has on today’s society and the motivation of…

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    Battlefields and Civil War Memory

    The participants engaged both issues of the Civil War itself, as well as the subsequent fascination with the war amongst Americans. This program ends abruptly.

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    Civil War Battle Reinactment

    Robert Sutton and Edmund Raus talked about the Manassas National Military Park, and the Civil War battle fought there, also known as Bull Run. They also took audience calls, faxes, and…