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discussion. [applause] i also want to think all of you hearty souls for showing up on a night like this. i commend you for being here. i did not think there would be that much interest in the magna carta. i'm glad to see you are all here. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2015] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> this weekend on the c-span networks, politics books, in american history. the night 8:00 eastern on c-span, a discussion on illegal immigrants and the enforcement of arizona's immigration law. sunday at 6:30, chris christie on national security. he speaks at the university of new hampshire at manchester. on c-span2 tonight at 10:00 eastern, michael tanner talks about the growing national debt and looks at a structuring retirement program.
-- retitle meant program. sunday at three, thoughts on islamic extremism. sunday morning at 10:00 eastern we commemorate the 50th anniversary of president lyndon johnson's signing of the 1955 voting act. it includes conversations between johnson and his aides dr. martin luther king jr., and strategies on how to enforce the law. also this weekend, tonight at 7:10, university of california berkeley professor brian go lay looks at the production of arms. get a complete collection at c-span.org. all weekend, the history -- american history tv celebrates
the city of augusta, georgia. the home is the home of george walton, one of the youngest signers of the declaration of independence. c-span passat -- c-span's staff visited many places. learn more about augustine on c-span tv. >> ♪ i feel good i knew that i would, now i feel good i knew that i would now so good so good i got you ♪ ♪ >> we are in the augustine museum of history in augusta ga. we call this exhibit james brown , the godfather of soul. it gives a different perspective of him. the man, the music, and the messages in his music.
you will see beautiful memorabilia, a beautiful grand cape that he designed, as well as instruments from his home. a great way to learn about the godfather of soul, visiting his exhibit at the museum of history. i am one of the daughters of mr. james brown, the godfather of soul. i am also president of the james brown family foundation and founder of the james brown academy of music people. somewhat call him a native son. he was actually born across the bridge and south carolina. this area is called the central savannah river area. it borders the savannah river
south carolina, as well as georgia. he was born across the bridge down in barnwell county. he grew up in augustine -- augusta. that is why he made the beautiful song "georgia liner." >> ♪ i'm a georgia liner ♪ >> ♪ georgia liner ♪ >> i was born in carolina ♪ georgia liner ♪ >> ♪ georgia liner ♪ deanna: my grandmother and grandfather were poor. he grew up in the terry, short
for the territory, which is where poor people live. his days were growing up and and honey's place. there were some things going on in the house. it was a prohibition house. military gentleman came down to visit ladies of the evening. as a young boy he got a chance to see some things. that is the area in which he grew up in. he met bobby byrd, who i call on uncle bobby, in georgia. uncle bobby was part of a gospel group. they came and performed in the boys home. they met there and they became friends because in order for dead to be able to get out of that detention -- dad to get out
of that detention center for boys, he had to have somewhere to go. bobby talked his mom into taking dad in as a boy so he could get out of the home he was in. from that point on, they started to make music together. they started doing gospel music but dad kind of change that a little bit when he started bringing in some of his favorite songs at that time, ical dona -- like caledonia and a lot of choo choo hoo hoo songs. this is back in the early 1950's. they start to do r&b. the first big hit was "please please, please." >> ♪ please, please ♪ >> ♪ please don't go ♪ >> ♪ honey, please don't go ♪
>> ♪ go ♪ deanna: from the early 50's on, the late 1990's, dad always used to be really amazed by how people would be so into him and into his music. he would be so amazed, especially when he traveled around the country. he would call me sometimes when i did radio and he would be in china. he would be in prague. he would be in places where people did not speak english but they knew so much about him and loved his music. it amazed him, how his reach was so far, so deep to people who did not even speak english. it amazed him. especially being where he came from.
i think sometimes he wrestled with trying to understand that. it was baffling to him. how could a poor young boy from south carolina come into such -- such grace, such favor from god to be able to make this music? never went to school. never finished high school. never went to college. never went to a music school. it just came to him. he always wanted to be for the common man somebody who would go and work those 1314 hrs -- 13 14 hours a day for the family and with still do it every day. he wanted to speak for the common man because he was in that position when my grandfather had to walk from south carolina to augustineaugusta
for a little bit of work and a little bit of money, but for a whole lot of time spent. he always talked with the president, linda johnson, opportunity for young african-americans, job opportunities, housing opportunities, able to live in. dad did things ahead of his time. he had a restaurant called the gold platter. it was like a walmart today. maybe not as big. you could go grocery shopping but you could also have a meal. you could also each. there was a restaurant in there. you go to walmart and you can do just about everything. you can eat shop, get your hair done. he was way ahead of his time. he created a system where people
could have food stamps so that they could be able to purchase the food in the stores. he was so far ahead of his time in trying to help this community. >> ♪ say it say it loud sale out-- say it loud ♪ ♪ >> to make a three minute song, i'm black and i'm proud, had so much power to generations to come, and i don't realize my that i don't think my dad realized the impact he was making at that time. have we even commend the movement of the 1960 what is
happening today in ferguson, new york, with young black man being shot down? have we left that movement? it may appear that we really have not. we are still in a civil rights movement still to this day. that song is relevant and it means a lot because it is introduced to a whole new generation who needs to understand to be black and to be proud. when i did radio, dad was always tell me that when i played that song to expand it, because we are in a different day and time now. at that time he made it for that purpose, but he would always say , come back behind that with reminding people that whatever you come from, be proud of it. if you are woman, be proud. if you are indian, be proud.
if you are german, be proud. what ever it is, whatever your culture, you'll be proud. ♪ james brown's legacy is the james brown academy of music. when dad used to talk about the importance of getting education in school his biggest gripe was that students needed to continue learning how to instruments. you put an instrument in a child's hands, you are changing their life. i have seen that literally happen with those students that i work with. i never in a million years thought i'd be doing it, but what i have seen is the exact
thing my dad told me i would see. these children have embraced it. they learned theory, music composition, lots of new songs artists, music, and it is all clean. that is very important to my dad. >> throughout the weekend, american history tv is featuring augustine georgia. -- augusta, georgia. learn more about augusta on www.c-span.org/citiesto her -- www.c-span.org/citiestour. >> when first lady ida mckinley arrived at the white house in 2007, she was in poor health, suffering from epilepsy. her husband, william mckinley,
would sit next to her. when he saw she was having a seizure with a large handkerchief until the episode pass. she traveled a lot as a first lady, including the 1901 gathering were her husband was assassinated. ida mckinley on "first lady's." examining the private lives of the women who filled the role of first lady from martha washington to michelle obama. >> apollo, houston. i have two messages for you. moscow is ready for docking. apollo is ready for docking. >> july, 1975.
an american apollo spacecraft and a russian soyuz spacecraft are ready to dock together. around the world, millions watch and listen as the two dock and become one. now they wait for the other event. the meeting of soviet and u.s. cruise. >> ok, all that waiting. [laughter] that will stay open. >> go ahead, tom. >> alaexi. ok, turn on the camera. here. glad to see you. >> pass it to alexi. >> [speaking russian]
>> in the first true grants for astronauts are hoisted in the soyuz by the cosmonauts. one stays behind to watch the apollo group. >> in the name of the soviet people, i personally -- >> leaders of the united states and ussr relay their congratulations. >> opportunities are opening up for fruitful development of scientific cooperation between countries and peace and progress of all humanity. i wish you successful completion of the plan program and a safe return to earth. >> astronauts on the line. >> gentlemen, let me call to
express my very great admiration for your hard work, your total dedication in preparing for this first joint flight. it has taken us many years to open this door to useful cooperation in space between our two countries and i am confident that the day is not far off when space missions made possible by this first joint effort will be more or less commonplace, and may i say in signing off, here is to a soft landing. >> thank you, mr. president. >> history bookshelf features popular writers and airs every weekend at this time. in holding her head high, janine
turner discusses single mothers in european and american history and their contributions to society. she discusses abigail adams, who took a care of her children while john adams was away. she talks about her experience as a single mother serves as inspiration for the book heritage foundation hosted this 40 minute event in 2008. michelle: i want to thank you all for joining us today. i want to thank the heritage foundation and bridget wagner for cosponsoring this. a special welcome