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The Senate Aging Committee held a hearing to examine the impact of the coronavirus on the elderly and those living in long-term care centers. An expert with the University of Chicago who is studying COVID-19 in nursing home settings said she recommends that all facilities test all their patients, symptomatic or not, in an effort to combat the virus. Other topics discussed during the hearing included personal protective equipment for staff, the pros and cons of a federal health force and...
Topics: collins, landers, casey, maine, konetzka, south carolina, konetzka, hong kong, florida, mulligan,...
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[LIVE] The House Intelligence Committee holds a virtual hearing to examine post-coronavirus U.S.-China relations as it relates to national security and intelligence. Sponsor: House Select Intelligence Committee
Topics: china, india, beijing, hong kong, taiwan, eu, north korea, evan, japan, trump, australia, europe,...
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[LIVE] The House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the implications of China's national security law in Hong Kong. Sponsor: House Foreign Affairs Committee
Topics: hong kong, china, beijing, ccp, taiwan, u.n., trump, jinping, peterson, united nations, united...
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Historian and author Mitch Kachun talked about his book, "First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory." Professor Kachun explored how and why Attucks, a former slave who was killed at the Boston Massacre, has sometimes been celebrated and other times forgotten or vilified by Americans. The American Antiquarian Society hosted this event to mark the 250th anniversary of the March 5, 1770 Boston Massacre. Sponsor: American Antiquarian Society
Topics: boston, michael johnson, john adams, crispus attucks, adams, attucks, attucks
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Jonathan Holloway talked about how Woodrow Wilson dealt with racial issues throughout his public career, particularly during his time as president of Princeton University and, later, as president of the United States. Mr. Holloway is provost of Northwestern University and a professor of African American studies. He is also a fellow in social and political thought at The Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., which hosted the event. Sponsor: Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars
Topics: wilson, princeton, princeton, washington, woodrow wilson, holloway, blair, hubert humphrey,...
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David Pietrusza and Katherine Sibley talked about the life and influence of first lady Florence Harding and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Florence Harding was influential in her husband's career, especially in the 1920 election which was the first in which women could vote. It was notable as the last "front porch campaign." She was involved in political appointments, re-opened the White House to the public and led tours, and resumed the Easter Egg Roll....
Topics: harding, florence, white house, ohio, warren harding, hardings, nan britton, washington, mrs....
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Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: wilson, white house, edith, ellen, woodrow wilson, woodrow, washington, ellen wilson, edith wilson,...
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A House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee held a virtual hearing to discuss the role of research and development to support air travel safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. Among the witnesses were data science and engineering professors who provided recommendations to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and other communicable diseases in airplanes and airports. Also testifying was Government Accountability Office (GAO) Physical Infrastructure Director Heather Krause who emphasized...
Topics: faa, boeing, jones, cdc, kraus, nasa, kansas, lucas, hertzberg, kraus, dulles, tsa, gao,...
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The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on oversight of the FCC with Chair Ajit Pai (R) and FCC commissioners. The hearing focused on a range of topics including broadband access during coronavirus, expanding broadband to rural areas, telehealth funding and President Trump's executive order on social media companies. Sponsor: Senate Commerce, Science,and Transportation Committee
Topics: fcc, google, carr, rosenworcel, washington, montana, starks, o'reilly, virginia, indiana, pai,...
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[LIVE] White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds a briefing. Sponsor: White House
Topics: russia, iraq, white house, trump, bruce orr, obama
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The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on oversight of the FCC with Chair Ajit Pai (R) and FCC commissioners. The hearing focused on a range of topics including broadband access during coronavirus, expanding broadband to rural areas, telehealth funding and President Trump's executive order on social media companies. Sponsor: Senate Commerce, Science,and Transportation Committee
Topics: fcc, starks, kramer, virginia, carr, klobuchar
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[LIVE] Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testify before the House Financial Services Committee about their respective agency's pandemic response. Sponsor: House Financial Services Committee
Topics: powell, mnuchin, ppp, colorado, mr. powell, china, flint, mr. cleaver, russia, afghanistan, sba,...
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[LIVE] NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, CDC Dr. Director Robert Redfield and FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn testify on COVID-19 and plans to reopen the U.S. economy to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Sponsor: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
Topics: cdc, fauci, redfield, fda, hahn, murray, paul, europe, warren, osha, washington, alexander, maine,...
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Edith Roosevelt biographer Lewis Gould talked about the first lady's views on race and his findings in her private correspondence. Mr. Gould said that the conventional wisdom about the former first lady is that she "never put a foot wrong in the White House." But he argues that a careful reading of her private correspondence reveals racial views that go beyond what he calls the "genteel bigotry" of her time. Mr. Gould spoke at the National Archives. Sponsor: National...
Topics: edith roosevelt, edith, theodore roosevelt, roosevelt, white house, dawson, washington, kermit,...
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Lewis Gould and Jane Hampton Cook talked about the life and influence of first lady Helen "Nellie" Taft and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mrs. Taft's efforts to make Washington a cultural capital, especially in the area of music, were hampered by a stroke she suffered shortly after the inauguration. She still had a number of "firsts," including riding with her husband to the White House after the inauguration and publishing an autobiography....
Topics: First Ladies Influence & Image - Helen Taft, Television Program
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Edith Roosevelt biographer Lewis Gould talked about the first lady's views on race and his findings in her private correspondence. Mr. Gould said that the conventional wisdom about the former first lady is that she "never put a foot wrong in the White House." But he argues that a careful reading of her private correspondence reveals racial views that go beyond what he calls the "genteel bigotry" of her time. Mr. Gould spoke at the National Archives. Sponsor: National...
Topics: edith roosevelt, theodore roosevelt, roosevelt, white house, edith, dawson, washington, theodore,...
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Lewis Gould and Jane Hampton Cook talked about the life and influence of first lady Helen "Nellie" Taft and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mrs. Taft's efforts to make Washington a cultural capital, especially in the area of music, were hampered by a stroke she suffered shortly after the inauguration. She still had a number of "firsts," including riding with her husband to the White House after the inauguration and publishing an autobiography....
Topics: white house, washington, helen, helen taft, roosevelt, philippines, cincinnati, taft, edith...
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Kathleen Dalton and Stacy Cordery talked about the life and influence of first lady Edith Roosevelt and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Edith Roosevelt managed the creation of the West Wing as a private residence for her large family and handled security, the press, and publicity for her children. She professionalized the office of the first lady and hired a social secretary to assist with an intense social schedule. Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: edith, white house, roosevelt, theodore roosevelt, edith roosevelt, washington, theodore, t.r.,...
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The Library of Congress hosted an online conversation between Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch about how cultural institutions can come to the country's aid during difficult times. Sponsor: Library of Congress
Topics: smithsonian, naacp, north carolina, jimmy, baltimore, john lewis, harriet tubman
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Richard Schroeder is a former CIA officer and author of "The Foundation of the CIA: Harry Truman, the Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold War." He talked about the history of U.S. intelligence gathering through World War II and detailed how and why President Truman established the CIA in 1947 at the start of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Mr. Schroeder also told the story of the people instrumental in the CIA's creation, many of whom were allies from Truman's home state of...
Topics: cia, truman, europe, donovan, oss, washington, dulles, roosevelt, harry truman, paris, pearl...
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American History TV visited the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. to tour their exhibit on Cold War Berlin. Our guide was lead curator Alexis Albion, who explained how the city came to be divided after World War II, and showed us artifacts used by the East Germans to spy on visitors and control their own citizens. Sponsor: International Spy Museum
Topics: berlin, germany, washington, cia, d.c., alexis albion
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Tracy Walder is co-author of "The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists." She sat down for an interview about her time as a CIA special operations officer at the time of the September 11 terrorist attacks. She also discussed her decision to leave the CIA to become an FBI special agent focusing on Chinese counterintelligence. The International Spy Museum recorded this event in February. Sponsor: International...
Topics: cia, fbi, quantico, tracy, bush, dallas, virginia, california, colin powell, tracy walder, helen...
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Richard Schroeder is a former CIA officer and author of "The Foundation of the CIA: Harry Truman, the Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold War." He talked about the history of U.S. intelligence gathering through World War II and detailed how and why President Truman established the CIA in 1947 at the start of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Mr. Schroeder also told the story of the people instrumental in the CIA's creation, many of whom were allies from Truman's home state of...
Topics: cia, truman, oss, dulles, europe, donovan, france, roosevelt, washington, paris, germany, missouri,...
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American History TV visited the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. to tour their exhibit on Cold War Berlin. Our guide was lead curator Alexis Albion, who explained how the city came to be divided after World War II, and showed us artifacts used by the East Germans to spy on visitors and control their own citizens. Sponsor: International Spy Museum
Topics: berlin, germany, stasi, marcus wolf, cia, washington, d.c., edith roosevelt, east germany, helen...
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Tracy Walder is co-author of "The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists." She sat down for an interview about her time as a CIA special operations officer at the time of the September 11 terrorist attacks. She also discussed her decision to leave the CIA to become an FBI special agent focusing on Chinese counterintelligence. The International Spy Museum recorded this event in February. Sponsor: International...
Topics: cia, fbi, quantico, tracy, dallas, bush, virginia, colin powell, george bush, edith roosevelt,...
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Paul Kix talked about his book, "The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando." He detailed the World War II exploits of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. This 2018 video was provided by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Sponsor: National World War II Museum
Topics: robert, france, nazis, la rochefoucauld, paul, paris, cia, boston, consuelo, spain, bbc, google,...
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[LIVE] The House Oversight & Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties holds a virtual hearing on violence against protesters and journalists in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Sponsor: House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Topics: minneapolis, portland, ferguson, george floyd, lafayette square, jordan, mr. jordan, washington,...
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Isabel Soto, labor market policy data analyst for the American Action Forum, discussed COVID-19 pandemic's impact on childcare. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Washington Journal
Topics: Isabel Soto, Television Program
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Tracy Walder is co-author of "The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World's Most Notorious Terrorists." She sat down for an interview about her time as a CIA special operations officer at the time of the September 11 terrorist attacks. She also discussed her decision to leave the CIA to become an FBI special agent focusing on Chinese counterintelligence. The International Spy Museum recorded this event in February. Sponsor: International...
Topics: cia, fbi, tracy, quantico, california, bush, dallas, colin powell, iraq, tenet, virginia, al qaeda,...
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Paul Kix talked about his book, "The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando." He detailed the World War II exploits of Robert de La Rochefoucauld. This 2018 video was provided by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Sponsor: National World War II Museum
Topics: normandy, edith roosevelt, helen taft
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Paul Finkelman and Conover Hunt talked about the life and influence of first ladies Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, and Abigail Fillmore. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Sarah Polk remains the most politically active and influential first lady. Margaret Taylor was a reluctant short-term first lady. Abigail Fillmore, a teacher, was the first presidential wife to have had a job. She established the White House library and made it a cultural center for the arts....
Topics: conover, white house, susan swain, paul finkelman, washington, sarah, susan, james k. polk, mexico,...
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Esther Terry talked about her role in planning and participatiing in the 1960 lunch counter sit-in protests while a student at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. This interview is part of an oral history project on the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the...
Topics: terry, bennett, greensboro, jarrett, woolworth, umass, north carolina, gwen mackel, massachusetts,...
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In 1960, four African American students sat down at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, launching a civil rights movement that would spread to other cities. University of Massachusetts, Amherst professor Traci Parker joined American History TV and Washington Journal to take viewer questions about protests against desegregation during that time. She is the author of "Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from...
Topics: woolworths, greensboro, north carolina, parker, traci parker, kansas city, naacp, baltimore,...
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This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam War actions by about 45,000 protesters in 1971. Blocking access to government buildings and disrupting traffic, activists sought to "shut down the federal government" as stated in their widely-circulated "May Day Tactical Manual." On May 3, 1971, more than 7,000 protesters were arrested for failing to leave their campsites in West Potomac Park - the largest mass arrest in U.S....
Topics: washington, wilson, potomac park, white house
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Paul Finkelman and Conover Hunt talked about the life and influence of first ladies Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, and Abigail Fillmore. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Sarah Polk remains the most politically active and influential first lady. Margaret Taylor was a reluctant short-term first lady. Abigail Fillmore, a teacher, was the first presidential wife to have had a job. She established the White House library and made it a cultural center for the arts....
Topics: susan swain, conover, paul finkelman, white house, washington, taylor, sarah, mexico, abigail,...
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Esther Terry talked about her role in planning and participatiing in the 1960 lunch counter sit-in protests while a student at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. This interview is part of an oral history project on the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the...
Topics: terry, bennett, greensboro, jarrett, woolworth, umass, massachusetts, north carolina, gwen mackel,...
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In 1960, four African American students sat down at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, launching a civil rights movement that would spread to other cities. University of Massachusetts, Amherst professor Traci Parker joined American History TV and Washington Journal to take viewer questions about protests against desegregation during that time. She is the author of "Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from...
Topics: woolworth, greensboro, kansas city, parker, north carolina, woolworths, kansas, naacp, baltimore,...
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This United Newsreel documents the founding meeting of the United Nations. The UN Charter was signed on June 26, 1945 in San Francisco by over forty nations. Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration
Topics: united nations, truman, san francisco, greensboro
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On September 2, 1963, NBC News broadcast a three-hour program on the status of the civil rights movement. Reporting from 75 locations throughout the United States, it includes appearances by well-known activists, scenes from historic civil rights events, and comments from integration opponents. This 50-minute portion of the report covers the sit-in movement, the assassination of Medgar Evers, the Little Rock, Arkansas school integration crisis, and other events. Sponsor: NBC News
Topics: jackson, los angeles, north carolina, mississippi, garvey, california, alabama, south carolina,...
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On February 1, 1960, four college students - Ezell Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil - sat down at a "whites only" Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Joined by black and white allies and enduring daily harassment and threats, the sit-ins continued for months. This award-winning 2003 film documents the non-violent sit-in protest with extensive interviews with three of the Greensboro Four, dramatizations, and...
Topics: greensboro, woolworth, david, frank, joe mcneil, richmond, joe, mccain, jibreel, frank mccain,...
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William Jewell College professor Gary Armstrong discussed the U.S. Senate's rejection of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles to end World War I, which President Woodrow Wilson had spent seven months overseas negotiating. Professor Armstrong argued Wilson had hoped the treaty would vault the U.S. into a leading position in the global order, but that U.S. domestic political divisions -- combined with turmoil created by a flu pandemic, a "Red Scare," racial unrest and Wilson suffering a stroke...
Topics: wilson, woodrow wilson, germany, france, china, britain, versailles, armstrong, henry cabot,...
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Civil War scholars Gary Gallagher, Edna Greene Medford, and Elizabeth Varon discussed the current debate surrounding Confederate monuments. They offered their ideas on how to display and preserve them, and provide historical context to the public. Lincoln Forum chair Harold Holzer moderated the panel at their annual symposium. Sponsor: Lincoln Forum (Abraham Lincoln Studies Group)
Topics: charlottesville, harold, gary, new york, virginia, jackson, edna, richmond, washington, new york...
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This City of New York Board of Education film promotes a program for gifted elementary school students by showing how they are selected and visiting classrooms to observe students and teachers at work. The film argues that future leaders in government, science, and business need to be identified and challenged early in their lives in order to reach their full potential. Sponsor: City of New York Board of Education
Topics: denise, queens, harold holzer, new york city, billy, shakespeare
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University of Texas at Austin professor Jeremi Suri taught an class about President Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War. He explored Reagan's domestic politics as well as his working relationship with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. This class was taught online due to the coronavirus pandemic and the University of Texas at Austin provided the video. Sponsor: University of Texas at Austin
Topics: reagan, gorbachev, suri, soviet union, ronald reagan, berlin, vietnam, afghanistan, lyndon johnson,...
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The National Museum of Civil War Medicine hosted an online discussion with John Heckman, known as "The Tattooed Historian," about Civil War soldiers' nutrition and hygiene. He described what type of food would have been in their rations, how they might have cooked it, and their access to items like toothpaste and toilet paper. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine provided this video. Sponsor: National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Topics: gettysburg, rainwater, pennsylvania, etc.
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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Archivist Nicholas Graham discussed the university's founding, as well as its role in the growth of the city of Chapel Hill. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
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On February 1, 1960, four college students - Ezell Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil - sat down at a "whites only" Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Joined by black and white allies and enduring daily harassment and threats, the sit-ins continued for months. This award-winning 2003 film documents the non-violent sit-in protest with extensive interviews with three of the Greensboro Four, dramatizations, and...
Topics: greensboro, woolworth, david, joe mcneil, frank mccain, mccain, david richmond, richmond, harris,...
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[LIVE] University of Massachusetts, Amherst professor Traci Parker joins us LIVE to take viewer questions about the 1960 lunch counter sit-ins and the movement to desegregate department stores. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Washington Journal,C-SPAN | American History TV
Topics: woolworths, greensboro, traci parker, parker, kansas city, north carolina, naacp, baltimore,...
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Esther Terry talked about her role in planning and participatiing in the 1960 lunch counter sit-in protests while a student at Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. This interview is part of an oral history project on the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and the Southern Oral History Program at the...
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Intended to encourage careers in the dairy industry, this film shows jobs on the farm and in the production of various milk products. Produced by Vocational Guidance Films, Inc., this is part of the 1940s "Your Life Work" series of educational films meant to inspire and inform young workers in the wake of the Great Depression. Sponsor: Vocational Guidance Films, Inc.
Topics: Reel America "The Dairy Industry" - 1942, Television Program
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This film shows the wide variety of American businesses and industries that produce the materials needed to manufacture Chevrolet cars including cotton, steel, corn, lumber, glass, copper, and leather. Made in an era before auto factories were moved to other countries, "American Harvest" celebrates the domestic production of raw materials and the skill of U.S. workers. Sponsor: General Motors | Chevrolet
Topics: Reel America "American Harvest" - 1951, Television Program
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University of Pittsburgh professor Marcus Rediker taught a class about the Atlantic slave trade from Africa to the Americas in the period from the early 1500s into the 1800s. He explored the origins of the trade with the Portuguese and Spanish soon after they discovered the Americas, and how plantations based on slave labor generated enormous concentrations of wealth. He also discussed how traders acquired or captured slaves on the west African coast, and details what the trip across the...
Topics: atlantic, john newton, caribbean, brazil, south carolina, james stanfield, europe, portugal,...
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After the passing of President George H.W. Bush in 2018, his Presidential Library and Museum opened an exhibit honoring the 41st President displaying items from his memorial services. Warren Finch, Director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, gave a tour of the exhibit. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
Topics: bush, houston, pittsburgh
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On September 2, 1963, NBC News broadcast a three-hour program on the status of the civil rights movement. Reporting from 75 locations throughout the United States, it includes appearances by well-known activists, scenes from historic civil rights events, and comments from integration opponents. This 50-minute portion of the report covers the sit-in movement, the assassination of Medgar Evers, the Little Rock, Arkansas school integration crisis, and other events. Sponsor: NBC News
Topics: los angeles, jackson, greensboro, mississippi, north carolina, garvey, tennessee, california,...
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On February 1, 1960, four college students - Ezell Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil - sat down at a "whites only" Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Joined by black and white allies and enduring daily harassment and threats, the sit-ins continued for months. This award-winning 2003 film documents the non-violent sit-in protest with extensive interviews with three of the Greensboro Four, dramatizations, and...
Topics: greensboro, david, woolworth, richmond, mccain, frank mccain, ezell, david richmond, joe mcneil,...
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The Korean War began 70 years ago, on June 25th, 1950. It ended with an armistice agreement about three years later in July 1953. In this oral history interview, Korean War veteran Mary Reid talked about her training in the Nurses Cadet Corps and her experiences in Korea serving as a U.S. Army nurse. The Korean War Legacy Foundation recorded this interview in Washington, DC in 2015 as part of a project underwritten by South Korea's Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. Sponsor: Korean War...
Topics: mary, korea, pusan, pittsburgh, inchon, elizabeth, pennsylvania, greensboro
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University of Pittsburgh professor Marcus Rediker taught a class about the Atlantic slave trade from Africa to the Americas in the period from the early 1500s into the 1800s. He explored the origins of the trade with the Portuguese and Spanish soon after they discovered the Americas, and how plantations based on slave labor generated enormous concentrations of wealth. He also discussed how traders acquired or captured slaves on the west African coast, and details what the trip across the...
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The Library of Congress hosted an online conversation between Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch about how cultural institutions can come to the country's aid during difficult times. Sponsor: Library of Congress
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Gettysburg National Militaryl Park ranger Bert Barnett detailed Union General Sherman's early 1865 campaign in South Carolina following his "March to the Sea" in Georgia. He explained how Sherman thought capturing Columbia and South Carolina railroads were more strategically important than taking Charleston, but wanted to keep the Confederates uncertain about his ultimate objective. The video was provided by the National Park Service, who recorded the event in January 2015. Sponsor:...
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Historian Jared Hardesty talked about his book "Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England," which focused on the region's involvement in slavery and the slave trade during the colonial era. The Hingham Historical Society and Abigail Adams Historical Society co-hosted the event. Sponsor: Hingham Historical Society,Abigail Adams Birthplace
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Professors Elliott Gorn and Christopher Schmidt discussed the murder of Emmett Till and the lunch counter "sit-in" protests. Sponsor: Southern Festival of Books
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Intended to encourage careers in the dairy industry, this film shows jobs on the farm and in the production of various milk products. Produced by Vocational Guidance Films, Inc., this is part of the 1940s "Your Life Work" series of educational films meant to inspire and inform young workers in the wake of the Great Depression. Sponsor: Vocational Guidance Films, Inc.
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This film shows the wide variety of American businesses and industries that produce the materials needed to manufacture Chevrolet cars including cotton, steel, corn, lumber, glass, copper, and leather. Made in an era before auto factories were moved to other countries, "American Harvest" celebrates the domestic production of raw materials and the skill of U.S. workers. Sponsor: General Motors | Chevrolet
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Deborah Plant discussed Zora Neale Hurston's 2018 New York Times bestseller, "Barracoon." The book is a record of Ms. Hurston's interviews between 1927 and 1931 of Cudjo Kossola Lewis, a survivor of the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to make the transatlantic voyage from West Africa. Ms. Plant, the book's editor, was the keynote speaker at the "Spirit of Our Ancestors Festival," a reunion of descendants of the slave ship Clotilda who founded the Africatown neighborhood...
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This KRON-TV (San Francisco) program investigates the history of police brutality in neighboring Oakland, California and documents a variety of efforts to reform the department, including the practice of audio recording interactions with the public. Sponsor: KRON-TV, San Francisco
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Guests talked about the life and influence of First Lady Dolley Madison, focusing on her role in Washington society, her years as first lady (1809-1817), and activities in Washington after her husband's death. Locations for filming were the Red Room of the White House to hear the stories of her political parties, the Blue Room where she watched the smoke of British troops on the horizon as they advanced to the White House in 1814, her Virginia country estate of Montpelier, and the Dolley Todd...
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The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 and ended on July 27, 1953. In this oral history interview, veteran Allen Clark talked about his experience serving two tours in Korea with the U.S. Marine Corps. Jini Shim conducted the interview in Fallbrook, California for the Korean War Legacy Foundation. Sponsor: Korean War Legacy Foundation
Topics: allen clark, korea, seoul, inchon, smith, pendleton, south korea, pusan, pendleton, ohio, mary
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War erupted between North and South Korea 70 years ago on June 25, 1950. C-SPAN3's American History TV and C-SPAN's Washington Journal looked back at the division of the country along the 38th parallel after World War II, its role in the Cold War and the conflict that led to the deaths of more than 36,000 Americans between 1950 and 1953. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Hanley, author of "Ghost Flames: Life & Death in a Hidden War, Korea 1950-53," took viewer questions....
Topics: korea, north korea, south korea, macarthur, china, truman, north koreans, seoul, kaesong,...
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This U.S. Information Agency newsreel reports on the world crisis caused by North Korea's invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950, and the response of the United Nations.
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National Park Service Park Ranger Anna Martinez-Amos explored the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park where she shared the history of the site and the influence the Spanish Missions had on the city. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
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This U.S. Army film from the National Archives describes how psychological warfare was used during the Korean War. The film shows radio programming, leaflet production and distribution, and roving loudspeakers that broadcast across enemy lines. Sponsor: U.S. Army
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This U.S. Army report describes events in Korea from August 10 to September 20, 1950 when U.S.- led forces in South Korea were in retreat, then held the line and carried out several counterattacks. The film shows the arrival of British forces, air support operations, defensive operations around Pusan, and the invasion of Inchon by General MacArthur and a subsequent drive to retake the capitall city of Seoul near the 38th parallel. Sponsor: U.S. Army
Topics: seoul, pusan, korea, reds, north koreans, united nations, u.n., navy
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The first episode in the U.S. Army's long-running "Big Picture" series tells the story of defensive operations and delay tactics used early in the Korean War, when U.S. and South Korean forces were outnumbered and retreating. North Korean forces had crossed the 38th parallel on June 25, 1950 and invaded the South in an effort to capture the entire Korean Peninsula. Sponsor: U.S. Army
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This Defense Department orientation film for soldiers assigned to South Korea gives a brief history of Korea and details the events that led to the Korean War and its aftermath. After detailing the war and the armistice, the film describes what life is like for soldiers stationed there and argues that there is much to see and enjoy in the country. Sponsor: Department of Defense
Topics: korea, u.n., north korea, seoul, united nations, south korea, cairo, china, soviet union, macarthur
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Richard Schroeder is a former CIA officer and author of "The Foundation of the CIA: Harry Truman, the Missouri Gang, and the Origins of the Cold War." He talked about the history of U.S. intelligence gathering through World War II and detailed how and why President Truman established the CIA in 1947 at the start of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Mr. Schroeder also told the story of the people instrumental in the CIA's creation, many of whom were allies from Truman's home state of...
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