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    Vice President Kamala Harris on Colin Powell's Death

    Vice President Harris reflected on the life of Colin Powell, the nation’s first African American secretary of state who died that day at the age of 84 from COVID-19 complications.

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    Defense Secretary Austin Reacts to the Death of Colin Powell

    During an overseas trip, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reacted to the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who died earlier in the day at the age of 84 due to complications…

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    Secretary Blinken on the Death of Colin Powell

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken made remarks on the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who died earlier in the day from COVID-19 complications at age 84.

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    Senate Minority Leader McConnell on Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

    Senate Minority Mitch McConnell (R-KY) paid tribute to former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who died at age 84 who earlier in the day died of COVID-19 complications.

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    President Biden Comments on Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

    President Biden reflected on his friendship with former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who died earlier in the day of COVID-19 complications.

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    World War II Secret Jewish Commandos

    A secret commando unit of Jewish refugees was deployed against the Nazis during World War II. Historian Leah Garrett told the stories of the men known as “X Troop.” The National World War…

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    Fallen Leaders: Confederate General Earl Van Dorn

    Gettysburg Park Ranger Matt Atkinson discussed Confederate General Earl Van Dorn’s largely unsuccessful military career and his death. In May 1863, while at his Tennessee headquarters, he was shot by a man…

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    1820 Missouri Compromise

    In 1820, the Missouri Compromise made Missouri a slave state and Maine a free state. In their book, A Fire Bell in the Past, authors Jeffrey Pasley and John Craig Hammond examined the events…

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    Preserving Los Angeles

    Author Ken Bernstein and photographer Stephen Schafer talked about their book, Preserving Los Angeles: How Historic Places Can Transform America’s Cities. This virtual program was hosted by…

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    Most Despised Presidents in American History

    What do Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon have in common? They faced not just political opponents, but Americans who actually…

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    Women in the Late-19th Century

    Professor Heather Cox Richardson talked about the new roles women assumed in the workforce and in politics during the late-19th century. She described the gains women made in fields such as…

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    Fallen Leaders - Union General Thomas Stevenson

    Chris Mackowski, editor in chief of the “Emerging Civil War” blog, talked about Union General Thomas Stevenson, who was was killed in action during the battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in…

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    Seeking a Truce in the Civics and History Wars

    Debates over teaching American history are not new. The latest solution is a government supported plan called “Educating for American Democracy.” Thomas B. Fordham Institute President…

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    World War II Merchant Marines

    Veteran Dave Yoho provided a history of the Merchant Marine during World War II. This was a virtual event hosted by the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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    Into the Forest

    Rebecca Frankel recounted how a Polish family evaded the Nazis by living for two years in the Bialowieza Forest and how they were eventually saved and immigrated to the United States. This…

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    The Cause

    Bestselling historian Joseph Ellis provides a history of the Revolutionary War. This program was part of the 21st annual National Book Festival, a virtual event hosted by the Library of…

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    Learning from the Founding Fathers

    Historian and bestselling author Joseph Ellis looked at how the Founding Fathers can provide wisdom for navigating today’s society. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society hosted this online…

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    African Americans During Reconstruction

    Brandeis University Professor Abigail Cooper taught a class on African Americans during the Reconstruction era, looking at how former slaves strove for economic rights and full citizenship,…

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    The Reconstruction Era

    Former Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley and professor Kerry Taylor co-taught a course at The Citadel military college looking at why a new African American history museum is being built in…

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    Battle Green Vietnam

    SUNY professor Elise Lemire looked at the anti-war protest by the New England chapter of Vietnam Veterans Against the War over the 1971 Memorial Day weekend. The event resulted in the…

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