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  • NASA Research Mathematician Katherine Johnson
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    NASA Research Mathematician Katherine Johnson

    West Virginia native and West Virginia State University alumna Katherine Johnson played a pivotal role in NASA’s missions to put men in space and on the moon. West Virginia State University President Anthony…

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  • World War I African Americans and Civil Rights
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    World War I, African Americans and Civil Rights

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture recently released a book called We Return Fighting: World War I and the Shaping of Modern Black Identity. In conjunction, the museum also has…

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  • emEscape from Parisem
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    Escape from Paris

    Military historian Stephen Harding talked about his book, Escape from Paris: Aviators, Spies and Star-Crossed Lovers in Wartime France, in which he recounted a group of American aviators…

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  • emEurope Two Decadesem
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    Europe: Two Decades

    This film documents the first two decades in Europe after World War II and the many confrontations between nations aligned with the Soviet Union and western European countries. The film…

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  • Life and Career of Peter Rodino
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    Life and Career of Peter Rodino

    Rep. Rodino talked about his life and political career. Topics included the U.S. Constitution, his Italian background, his retirement after 40 years in Congress, and his feelings about…

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  • Booker T Washington
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    Booker T. Washington

    From the age of nine until he left to attend Hampton Institute, Booker T. Washington lived just outside of Charleston, West Vvirginia. In his book, Booker T. Washington’s Boyhood American Dream, Larry Rowe…

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  • Ottoman Empire After World War I
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    Ottoman Empire After World War I

    Yiğit Akin is the author of When the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of an Empire. He discussed his book, which looks at the impact of World War I on ordinary Ottomans…

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  • emA Time of Terrorem
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    A Time of Terror

    During the summer of 1930, civil rights activist James Cameron (1914-2006) survived a lynching attempt at the age of 16 in Grant County, Indiana. Later in life, he founded America’s Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee.…

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  • CSPAN Cities Tour Exploring the American Story
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    C-SPAN Cities Tour Exploring the American Story

    The C-SPAN Cities Tour travels the country exploring the American story as it takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. Highlights from some of the cities along the 2019 tour were…

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  • 1862 Battle of Antietam
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    1862 Battle of Antietam

    Author Daniel Vermilya discussed the facts and myths surrounding the Civil War’s bloodiest day of battle. He drew on research from his book, That Field of Blood: The Battle of Antietam."…

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  • emCitizen 865em
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    Citizen 865

    Author and journalist Debbie Cenziper talked about her book, Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America, in which she reported on the Nazi war criminals who secretly…

    246 views
  • Battle of Leyte Gulf 75th Anniversary
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    Battle of Leyte Gulf 75th Anniversary

    Six panelists who have studied the October 1944 Battle of Leyte Gulf participated in a 75th anniversary discussion hosted by the Naval Historical Foundation. Following the panel, retired…

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  • Life in a World War II Japanese Internment Camp
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    Life in a World War II Japanese Internment Camp

    Andrea Warren talked about her book, Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II. Mr. Mineta joined the discussion…

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  • A Life in Military and Foreign Service
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    A Life in Military and Foreign Service

    Robert Traister described his career serving in the U.S. Army and for the U.S. Agency for International Development during the Vietnam War. He served as province senior adviser in Sa Dec,…

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  • Public Opinion Radio and Entry into World War II
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    Public Opinion, Radio and Entry into World War II

    Wofford College professor Mark Byrnes taught a class about U.S. public opinion, the rise of radio as a national media, and the debate about whether to enter World War II. He outlined the…

    111 views
  • emSam Houston and the Alamo Avengersem
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    Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers

    Brian Kilmeade talked about his book, Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History, in which he provided a history of the United States' war for…

    304 views
  • Civil War and Western Theater Tactics
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    Civil War and Western Theater Tactics

    University of Cincinnati Professor Christopher Phillips talked about the way tactics and ideologies from the Western Theater, such as guerrilla fighting, influenced other theaters of the…

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  • emSearching for Black Confederatesem
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    Searching for Black Confederates

    Historian Kevin Levin talked about his book, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, in which he provided research that refutes claims that some African…

    535 views
  • Colonial Diplomacy and the Iroquois Confederacy
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    Colonial Diplomacy and the Iroquois Confederacy

    Gettysburg College Professor Timothy Shannon taught a class on Colonial-era diplomatic ties between the Iroquois Confederacy of the eastern Great Lakes region and European settlers. He…

    364 views
  • 1864 Battle of Fort Stevens
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    1864 Battle of Fort Stevens

    National Park Service ranger Steve Phan discussed the Union Army’s initiative to build forts around Washington, D.C. The Battle of Fort Stevens, a campaign by Confederate Lieutenant General…

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