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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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    Dave Yoho on the U.S. Merchant Marine

    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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    How the Word Is Passed

    Atlantic staff writer Clint Smith looked at the legacy of slavery in America and how it has impacted history. This was a virtual event hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    U-Boats off the U.S. Coast During World War II

    Author Tane Casserly provided a history of the Battle of the Atlantic and the appearance of German U-Boats off America’s Mid-Atlantic coast. This was a virtual event hosted by the National…

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    The Work of Preserving Emmett Till's Memory

    The National Museum of American History hosted a discussion on maintaining the historical legacy of Emmett Till. This program features Reverend Wheeler Parker, who is Till’s cousin, U.S.…

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    Fallen Leaders: Union General John Pope

    Civil War historian Dan Welch talked about Union General John Pope and his defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862.

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    Checkmate in Berlin

    Giles Milton discussed post-World War II Berlin and the conflicts that arose between the four Allied countries that controlled sectors of the city. This was a virtual event hosted by…

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    American Military in the Revolutionary War

    Baylor University Professor Julie Anne Sweet taught a class on the American military during the Revolutionary War, including a look at the equipment and capabilities of both the Continental…

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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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    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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