American History TV Schedule

Week of June 12 through June 19

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, June 15
8:00 AM EDTApprox. 29 min.Reel America "People & Petroleum, the Story of Creole in Venezuela" - 1950In this promotional film, Creole Petroleum Corporation shows the history of its development in ... In this promotional film, Creole Petroleum Corporation shows the history of its development in Venezuela and what it argues are the many benefits to the oil-rich country, including healthcare, education, and infrastructure. In 1950, Venezuela was the fourth most prosperous country in the world, with an average income of about $7500 - with only Switzerland, New Zealand, and the United States doing better. Owned by Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) at the time, Creole dissolved when Venezuela nationalized its oil industry in the 1970s. 8:29 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.LIVE The Civil War Gettysburg Civil War Institute ConferenceThe Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the ... The Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the Civil War. 9:33 AM EDTApprox. 12 min.Detroit's Growth from Frontiers to FactoriesDetroit saw tremendous growth from 1700 to 1900. Bill Pringle, Curatorial Assistant at the Detroit ... Detroit saw tremendous growth from 1700 to 1900. Bill Pringle, Curatorial Assistant at the Detroit Historical Museum toured the "Frontiers to Factories: Detroiters at Work" exhibit and described changes in the city from European settlement to the early days of manufacturing.
9:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.LIVE The Civil War Gettysburg Civil War Institute ConferenceThe Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the ... The Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the Civil War. 10:49 AM EDTApprox. 13 min.Detroit Border CrossingThe United States and Canada are the two biggest trade partners in the world, and the border ... The United States and Canada are the two biggest trade partners in the world, and the border crossings from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario are worth $16 billion in trade a year for both countries. Bailey Isgro, Executive Director of Detroit History Tours explained the history of this border crossing and the impact of building the Ambassador Bridge in 1929 and the Detroit Windsor Tunnel in 1930. 11:02 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.LIVE The Civil War Gettysburg Civil War Institute ConferenceThe Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the ... The Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the Civil War.
12:08 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 24 min.The Presidency Remembering Richard NixonFormer California Governor Pete Wilson remembered Richard Nixon on the 25th anniversary of his ... Former California Governor Pete Wilson remembered Richard Nixon on the 25th anniversary of his funeral. He was one of four eulogists. He was interviewed by former Nixon Administration official Frank Gannon at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California. 1:32 PM EDTApprox. 12 min.Second Baptist Church & the Underground RailroadThe Second Baptist Church is one of the only remaining structures used as a stop on the ... The Second Baptist Church is one of the only remaining structures used as a stop on the Underground Railroad in Detroit. Guide Priscilla Robinson talked about how Second Baptist became a temporary safe haven for those seeking freedom from slavery. 1:44 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 13 min.LIVE The Civil War Gettysburg Civil War Institute ConferenceThe Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the ... The Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the Civil War.
2:57 PM EDTApprox. 18 min.Escaping Slavery for FreedomThe first race riots in Detroit happened in 1833. Those riots were sparked by the imprisonment of ... The first race riots in Detroit happened in 1833. Those riots were sparked by the imprisonment of Thornton and Rutha Blackburn, an African American coupled who had escaped from slavery. Historian and tour guide Jamon Jordan traveled to the site of the riot and explained the plot to get the Blackburns to freedom in Canada. 3:15 PM EDTApprox. 59 min.LIVE The Civil War Gettysburg Civil War Institute ConferenceThe Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the ... The Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the Civil War. 4:14 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 6 min.History Bookshelf Adam Bradley & John Callahan, "Three Days Before the Shooting..."Adam Bradley, associate English professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and John ... Adam Bradley, associate English professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and John Callahan, literary executor of the estate of Ralph Ellison, presented Ralph Ellison's posthumous second novel, which is derived from over three thousand pages that the author left following his death in 1994. Ralph Ellison, the author of "Invisible Man," never published another novel during his lifetime and worked on his follow-up book for forty years. Adam Bradley and Jim Callahan discussed Ellison's efforts to complete his second novel at McNally Jackson Books in New York City.
5:20 PM EDTApprox. 15 min.Origins & Impact of Steam PowerMarc Greuther, Chief Curator at The Henry Ford explored the history of steam power in the "Made in ... Marc Greuther, Chief Curator at The Henry Ford explored the history of steam power in the "Made in America: Power" exhibit and explained the origins of the innovations that helped make America a manufacturing powerhouse in the 20th century. 5:35 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.Reel America "Beachhead to Berlin" - 1944Released in December of 1944, "Beachhead to Berlin" was filmed primarily by the U.S. Coast Guard, ... Released in December of 1944, "Beachhead to Berlin" was filmed primarily by the U.S. Coast Guard, and produced and distributed by Warner Brothers. The color film documents D-Day preparations and the June 6, 1944 assault on the Normandy beaches of France. The film looks at Operation Overlord from the Coast Guard's point of view, using the fictionalized story of a chaplain writing a letter home several weeks after the invasion. This film was preserved by the National Archives. 6:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 40 min.American Artifacts Motor City ExhibitDetroit's auto industry began in the 1890s, and by the early 1900s the city was attracting workers ... Detroit's auto industry began in the 1890s, and by the early 1900s the city was attracting workers from around the world looking for high paying factory jobs. Joel Stone, Senior Curator at the Detroit Historical Museum, toured the "America's Motor City" Exhibit to talk about how Detroit became known as the "Motor City".
7:40 PM EDTApprox. 20 min.James Shepard & North Carolina CollegeIn the early 1900s, James Edward Shepard founded North Carolina College in Durham, which evolved ... In the early 1900s, James Edward Shepard founded North Carolina College in Durham, which evolved into what is now North Carolina Central University. Florida A&M professor Reginald Ellis is the author of "Between Washington and Du Bois: The Racial Politics of James Edward Shepard." In this interview recorded at the annual American Historical Association meeting he talked about Shepard's involvement in education and politics, his impact on North Carolina, and how he navigated the Jim Crow era. 8:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Lectures in History Malcolm X's Views on AfricaAmerican University professor Ibram Kendi taught a class about Malcolm X's views on Africa. Kendi ... American University professor Ibram Kendi taught a class about Malcolm X's views on Africa. Kendi argued that through the 1960s, Africa had been associated with a lack of civilization and described how Malcom X advocated for African Americans to have a more positive view of Africa in order to develop better self-esteem and combat racism. 9:00 PM EDTApprox. 50 min.The Presidency White House HistoryWhite House Historical Association historians Matthew Costello and Lindsay Chervinsky talked about ... White House Historical Association historians Matthew Costello and Lindsay Chervinsky talked about their jobs, and the history and preservation of the executive mansion.
9:50 PM EDTApprox. 10 min.Detroit's Growth from Frontiers to FactoriesDetroit saw tremendous growth from 1700 to 1900. Bill Pringle, Curatorial Assistant at the Detroit ... Detroit saw tremendous growth from 1700 to 1900. Bill Pringle, Curatorial Assistant at the Detroit Historical Museum toured the "Frontiers to Factories: Detroiters at Work" exhibit and described changes in the city from European settlement to the early days of manufacturing. 10:00 PM EDTApprox. 25 min.Reel America "People & Petroleum, the Story of Creole in Venezuela" - 1950In this promotional film, Creole Petroleum Corporation shows the history of its development in ... In this promotional film, Creole Petroleum Corporation shows the history of its development in Venezuela and what it argues are the many benefits to the oil-rich country, including healthcare, education, and infrastructure. In 1950, Venezuela was the fourth most prosperous country in the world, with an average income of about $7500 - with only Switzerland, New Zealand, and the United States doing better. Owned by Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) at the time, Creole dissolved when Venezuela nationalized its oil industry in the 1970s. 10:25 PM EDTApprox. 9 min.Escaping Slavery for FreedomThe first race riots in Detroit happened in 1833. Those riots were sparked by the imprisonment of ... The first race riots in Detroit happened in 1833. Those riots were sparked by the imprisonment of Thornton and Rutha Blackburn, an African American coupled who had escaped from slavery. Historian and tour guide Jamon Jordan traveled to the site of the riot and explained the plot to get the Blackburns to freedom in Canada.
10:34 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 26 min.The Suffrage Movement and the MediaThree scholars who have written books about women's suffrage participated in a discussion titled: ... Three scholars who have written books about women's suffrage participated in a discussion titled: "Women and the Vote: The 19th Amendment, Power, Media, and the Making of a Movement." The National Archives hosted this event as part of a series of public programs in conjunction with their centennial exhibit, "Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote."
Sunday, June 16
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr.Lectures in History Malcolm X's Views on AfricaAmerican University professor Ibram Kendi taught a class about Malcolm X's views on Africa. Kendi ... American University professor Ibram Kendi taught a class about Malcolm X's views on Africa. Kendi argued that through the 1960s, Africa had been associated with a lack of civilization and described how Malcom X advocated for African Americans to have a more positive view of Africa in order to develop better self-esteem and combat racism. 1:00 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.The Presidency White House HistoryWhite House Historical Association historians Matthew Costello and Lindsay Chervinsky talked about ... White House Historical Association historians Matthew Costello and Lindsay Chervinsky talked about their jobs, and the history and preservation of the executive mansion. 1:50 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Second Baptist Church & the Underground RailroadThe Second Baptist Church is one of the only remaining structures used as a stop on the ... The Second Baptist Church is one of the only remaining structures used as a stop on the Underground Railroad in Detroit. Guide Priscilla Robinson talked about how Second Baptist became a temporary safe haven for those seeking freedom from slavery.
2:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.History Bookshelf Adam Bradley & John Callahan, "Three Days Before the Shooting..."Adam Bradley, associate English professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and John ... Adam Bradley, associate English professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and John Callahan, literary executor of the estate of Ralph Ellison, presented Ralph Ellison's posthumous second novel, which is derived from over three thousand pages that the author left following his death in 1994. Ralph Ellison, the author of "Invisible Man," never published another novel during his lifetime and worked on his follow-up book for forty years. Adam Bradley and Jim Callahan discussed Ellison's efforts to complete his second novel at McNally Jackson Books in New York City. 3:05 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 10 min.D-Day LegacyPulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson discussed D-Day's legacy to mark the 75th anniversary ... Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson discussed D-Day's legacy to mark the 75th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Normandy, France. He is the author of "The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945," the final book in his World War II trilogy. The Atlanta History Center and the World War II Foundation hosted this event. 4:15 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Detroit Border CrossingThe United States and Canada are the two biggest trade partners in the world, and the border ... The United States and Canada are the two biggest trade partners in the world, and the border crossings from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario are worth $16 billion in trade a year for both countries. Bailey Isgro, Executive Director of Detroit History Tours explained the history of this border crossing and the impact of building the Ambassador Bridge in 1929 and the Detroit Windsor Tunnel in 1930.
4:25 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 8 min.World War I U.S. Railroad OperationsHistorian Rudolph Daniels talked about his book, " The Great Railroad War: United States Railway ... Historian Rudolph Daniels talked about his book, " The Great Railroad War: United States Railway Operations During World War I." He argued that the ability to move troops, equipment and ammunition at an accelerated rate helped Allied forces win World War I. The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri hosted this event. 5:33 AM EDTApprox. 12 min.Detroit Music from Jazz to Hip HopKnown as the birthplace of Motown, Detroit's music history goes further back than the soul sounds ... Known as the birthplace of Motown, Detroit's music history goes further back than the soul sounds of Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin. In his book "Heaven Was Detroit," author M.L. Liebler chronicled the history of Detroit's music scene from early jazz to modern day techno and the impact its had on the city. 5:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.District of Columbia Emancipation Act of 1862Historians discussed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act of April 16, 1862. The ... Historians discussed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act of April 16, 1862. The act freed about 3100 slaves in the Nation's Capital and compensated owners up to $300 for each former slave. The panel also talked about the influence the Act had on the Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued eight months later on January 1st, 1863. The National Archives hosted this ninety-minute event on April 16th, which marks the annual Emancipation Day holiday in the District of Columbia.
7:15 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.History Bookshelf Ann Hagedorn, "Savage Peace"Ann Hagedorn talked about her book, Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919, published by ... Ann Hagedorn talked about her book, Savage Peace: Hope and Fear in America, 1919, published by Simon and Schuster. She described America in 1919 as a country recovering from World War I and from the world-wide flu pandemic. Instead of the hope of peace, a fear of Bolshevism swept the country and led to a greater surveillance of the citizenry and diversion of criticism of the government. Ms. Hagedorn recounted a twenty-four-year-old J. Edgar Hoover's rise to the head of a new division of the Bureau of Investigation (the forbearer to the FBI). She focused on both the political and the social factors that shaped the year. After her presentation she responded to audience members' questions. 8:29 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.LIVE The Civil War Gettysburg Civil War Institute ConferenceThe Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the ... The Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the Civil War. 9:32 AM EDTApprox. 13 min.Detroit Border CrossingThe United States and Canada are the two biggest trade partners in the world, and the border ... The United States and Canada are the two biggest trade partners in the world, and the border crossings from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario are worth $16 billion in trade a year for both countries. Bailey Isgro, Executive Director of Detroit History Tours explained the history of this border crossing and the impact of building the Ambassador Bridge in 1929 and the Detroit Windsor Tunnel in 1930.
9:45 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 3 min.LIVE The Civil War Gettysburg Civil War Institute ConferenceThe Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the ... The Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the Civil War. 10:48 AM EDTApprox. 11 min.Detroit's Growth from Frontiers to FactoriesDetroit saw tremendous growth from 1700 to 1900. Bill Pringle, Curatorial Assistant at the Detroit ... Detroit saw tremendous growth from 1700 to 1900. Bill Pringle, Curatorial Assistant at the Detroit Historical Museum toured the "Frontiers to Factories: Detroiters at Work" exhibit and described changes in the city from European settlement to the early days of manufacturing. 10:59 AM EDTApprox. 54 min.LIVE The Civil War Gettysburg Civil War Institute ConferenceThe Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the ... The Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the Civil War.
11:53 AM EDTApprox. 59 min.Lectures in History Early English Missions in Colonial AmericaProvidence College professor Edward Andrews taught a class on early English missions in Colonial ... Providence College professor Edward Andrews taught a class on early English missions in Colonial America. He described the efforts of Protestant preachers, such as John Eliot, to convert Native Americans in New England. Missionaries often used native translators and created separate "praying towns" to consolidate Christian Indians. Disputes between colonists and native leaders over religion, land and sovereignty led to King Philip's War in the 1670s. 12:52 PM EDTApprox. 22 min.Origins & Impact of Steam PowerMarc Greuther, Chief Curator at The Henry Ford explored the history of steam power in the "Made in ... Marc Greuther, Chief Curator at The Henry Ford explored the history of steam power in the "Made in America: Power" exhibit and explained the origins of the innovations that helped make America a manufacturing powerhouse in the 20th century. 1:14 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 4 min.LIVE The Civil War Gettysburg Civil War Institute ConferenceThe Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the ... The Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the Civil War.
2:18 PM EDTApprox. 28 min.Second Baptist Church & the Underground RailroadThe Second Baptist Church is one of the only remaining structures used as a stop on the ... The Second Baptist Church is one of the only remaining structures used as a stop on the Underground Railroad in Detroit. Guide Priscilla Robinson talked about how Second Baptist became a temporary safe haven for those seeking freedom from slavery. 2:46 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 14 min.LIVE The Civil War 1864 Atlanta CampaignLincoln Memorial University professor Earl Hess talked about the tactics, terrain, and trenches in ... Lincoln Memorial University professor Earl Hess talked about the tactics, terrain, and trenches in the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. This talk was part of the annual summer conference hosted by the Gettysburg College Civil War Institute. 4:00 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 16 min.LIVE The Civil War Gettysburg Civil War Institute ConferenceThe Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the ... The Gettysburg College Civil War Institute hosts its annual conference on various aspects of the Civil War.
5:16 PM EDTApprox. 26 min.Reel America "People & Petroleum, the Story of Creole in Venezuela" - 1950In this promotional film, Creole Petroleum Corporation shows the history of its development in ... In this promotional film, Creole Petroleum Corporation shows the history of its development in Venezuela and what it argues are the many benefits to the oil-rich country, including healthcare, education, and infrastructure. In 1950, Venezuela was the fourth most prosperous country in the world, with an average income of about $7500 - with only Switzerland, New Zealand, and the United States doing better. Owned by Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) at the time, Creole dissolved when Venezuela nationalized its oil industry in the 1970s. 5:42 PM EDTApprox. 47 min.Voting Rights & Historians in the CourtroomClemson University history professor Vernon Burton recalled his experiences as an expert witness ... Clemson University history professor Vernon Burton recalled his experiences as an expert witness for plaintiffs in voting rights cases in South Carolina and Texas. Professor Burton also discussed the Reconstruction era and constitutional amendments that were intended to expand and protect voting rights. This talk is part of two-day symposium on Reconstruction hosted by the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. 6:29 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Oral Histories Opal Grapes WWII D-Day InterviewWorld War II Army Nurse Corps veteran Opal Grapes talked about providing medical care to American ... World War II Army Nurse Corps veteran Opal Grapes talked about providing medical care to American soldiers who were wounded on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and how she learned to keep her emotions under control when treating traumatic injuries. The interview is from the National World War II Museum's oral history collection.
7:14 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Centennial of Women's Right to VoteHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hosted a reception in the U.S. Capitol to commemorate the 100th ... House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hosted a reception in the U.S. Capitol to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the House of Representatives passing the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Other speakers included House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Represenatatives Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) and Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), journalist Cokie Roberts, and Kay Cole James and former Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), the respective chair and vice chair of the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission. 7:59 PM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Presidency Dwight D. Eisenhower as a LeaderLouis Galambos -- editor of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower -- talked about the evolution of ... Louis Galambos -- editor of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower -- talked about the evolution of Ike's leadership style from a West Point cadet to president of the United States. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this program. 9:04 PM EDTApprox. 48 min.The Civil War Comparing Civil War TheatersAuthor and historian Gary Gallagher analyzed the differences between the three major Civil War ... Author and historian Gary Gallagher analyzed the differences between the three major Civil War theaters. He argued that the battles held in the Eastern Theater had the greatest political and military impact on the outcome of the Civil War, making it the most important theater. This talk was part of a day-long conference hosted by the University of Virginia's Center for Civil War History.
9:52 PM EDTApprox. 37 min.American Artifacts Motor City ExhibitDetroit's auto industry began in the 1890s, and by the early 1900s the city was attracting workers ... Detroit's auto industry began in the 1890s, and by the early 1900s the city was attracting workers from around the world looking for high paying factory jobs. Joel Stone, Senior Curator at the Detroit Historical Museum, toured the "America's Motor City" Exhibit to talk about how Detroit became known as the "Motor City". 10:29 PM EDTApprox. 40 min.Oral Histories Opal Grapes WWII D-Day InterviewWorld War II Army Nurse Corps veteran Opal Grapes talked about providing medical care to American ... World War II Army Nurse Corps veteran Opal Grapes talked about providing medical care to American soldiers who were wounded on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and how she learned to keep her emotions under control when treating traumatic injuries. The interview is from the National World War II Museum's oral history collection. 11:09 PM EDTApprox. 6 min.The Arsenal of DemocracyDetroit became known as "The Arsenal of Democracy" after a fireside chat delivered by President ... Detroit became known as "The Arsenal of Democracy" after a fireside chat delivered by President Franklin Roosevelt. He called on Americans to "arm and support" the Allied powers. Because of its strength as an automobile manufacturer Detroit was well positioned to transition into wartime manufacturing. Within the first year and a half after the attack on Pearl Harbor, 350,000 workers moved to Detroit to join the war effort. President Roosevelt honored Detroit's contribution by declaring it "the great arsenal of democracy."
11:15 PM EDTApprox. 45 min.Centennial of Women's Right to VoteHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hosted a reception in the U.S. Capitol to commemorate the 100th ... House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hosted a reception in the U.S. Capitol to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the House of Representatives passing the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Other speakers included House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Represenatatives Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) and Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), journalist Cokie Roberts, and Kay Cole James and former Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), the respective chair and vice chair of the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission.
Monday, June 17
12:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 5 min.The Presidency Dwight D. Eisenhower as a LeaderLouis Galambos -- editor of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower -- talked about the evolution of ... Louis Galambos -- editor of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower -- talked about the evolution of Ike's leadership style from a West Point cadet to president of the United States. The Kansas City Public Library hosted this program. 1:05 AM EDTApprox. 47 min.The Civil War Comparing Civil War TheatersAuthor and historian Gary Gallagher analyzed the differences between the three major Civil War ... Author and historian Gary Gallagher analyzed the differences between the three major Civil War theaters. He argued that the battles held in the Eastern Theater had the greatest political and military impact on the outcome of the Civil War, making it the most important theater. This talk was part of a day-long conference hosted by the University of Virginia's Center for Civil War History. 1:52 AM EDTApprox. 8 min.Birwood WallIn 1941, a developer built the Birwood Wall in northwest Detroit meant to separate white and black ... In 1941, a developer built the Birwood Wall in northwest Detroit meant to separate white and black homeowners in the city. Historian and tour guide Jamon Jordan showed the wall which runs north to 8 Mile Road marking the northern border of Detroit, and explained the wall's symbolism over the past 80 years.
2:00 AM EDTApprox. 25 min.Reel America "People & Petroleum, the Story of Creole in Venezuela" - 1950In this promotional film, Creole Petroleum Corporation shows the history of its development in ... In this promotional film, Creole Petroleum Corporation shows the history of its development in Venezuela and what it argues are the many benefits to the oil-rich country, including healthcare, education, and infrastructure. In 1950, Venezuela was the fourth most prosperous country in the world, with an average income of about $7500 - with only Switzerland, New Zealand, and the United States doing better. Owned by Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) at the time, Creole dissolved when Venezuela nationalized its oil industry in the 1970s. 2:25 AM EDTApprox. 10 min.Martin Luther King & the Walk to FreedomThe "Walk to Freedom" happened in Detroit on June 23, 1963, and it was the largest civil rights ... The "Walk to Freedom" happened in Detroit on June 23, 1963, and it was the largest civil rights march in history at the time drawing a crowd of about 125,000. Historian and tour guide Jamon Jordan traveled to the site where Martin Luther King spoke after the completion of the march. That speech became the precursor to Mr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. 2:35 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 25 min.The Suffrage Movement and the MediaThree scholars who have written books about women's suffrage participated in a discussion titled: ... Three scholars who have written books about women's suffrage participated in a discussion titled: "Women and the Vote: The 19th Amendment, Power, Media, and the Making of a Movement." The National Archives hosted this event as part of a series of public programs in conjunction with their centennial exhibit, "Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote."
4:00 AM EDTApprox. 1 hr. 40 min.American History TV Visits DetroitThe C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Detroit, Michigan to learn about the history of the city from local ... The C-SPAN Cities Tour visited Detroit, Michigan to learn about the history of the city from local experts and historians. 5:40 AM EDTApprox. 50 min.The Civil War Comparing Civil War TheatersAuthor and historian Gary Gallagher analyzed the differences between the three major Civil War ... Author and historian Gary Gallagher analyzed the differences between the three major Civil War theaters. He argued that the battles held in the Eastern Theater had the greatest political and military impact on the outcome of the Civil War, making it the most important theater. This talk was part of a day-long conference hosted by the University of Virginia's Center for Civil War History. 6:30 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Centennial of Women's Right to VoteHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hosted a reception in the U.S. Capitol to commemorate the 100th ... House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hosted a reception in the U.S. Capitol to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the House of Representatives passing the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. Other speakers included House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Represenatatives Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) and Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), journalist Cokie Roberts, and Kay Cole James and former Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), the respective chair and vice chair of the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission.
7:15 AM EDTApprox. 45 min.Oral Histories Opal Grapes WWII D-Day InterviewWorld War II Army Nurse Corps veteran Opal Grapes talked about providing medical care to American ... World War II Army Nurse Corps veteran Opal Grapes talked about providing medical care to American soldiers who were wounded on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and how she learned to keep her emotions under control when treating traumatic injuries. The interview is from the National World War II Museum's oral history collection.