19 October 2010: Discussion centered on topics raised by Eric Foner's new book, "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery." Panelists included Ira Berlin, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, David Brion Davis, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University, Robin Blackburn, Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK, and Eric Foner, Dewitt Clinton Professor of History.+ More details
Today, our first guest is Dr. E. Andrew McQuitty, Senior Pastor of Irving Bible Church. Pastor McQuitty discusses his book, "Notes from the Valley: A Spiritual Travelogue through Cancer." Dr. John Fea, Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, is our second hour guest. Dr. Fea discusses his book, "Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past."+ More details
"When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side.' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.'" ~ Adolf Hitler Those who control education, control the future Political Correctness + Union Mandates = Mis-educated children Panel discussion featuring Robert Spencer, Mary Grabar, Lance Izumi, and David Upham. Moderated by Larry Sand. What do you really know about our K-12 public schools? A brief pop quiz 1. Is multiculturalism, rampant in American schools, helping our children to become better citizens? 2. Do our textbooks represent American history and culture in a fair way? 3. Are the teachers’ unions really interested in our children’s education? 4. Is Islam being presented objectively in our schools? The answer to all these questions is an unqualified NO. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the Luxe Hotel Sunset in Los Angeles, California+ More details
Cities across the United States are consistently being impacted by the growing number of single parent households. This occurrence transcends cultural barriers although, the African American community has been impacted most. What has caused this dilemma? Why are families no longer headed by a mother and father? This film seeks to identify the reason.+ More details
A young woman, Grace Kieler, takes on the identity of her brother, Henry, in order to search for him in the Confederate ranks during the Civil War. Along the way she meets a widow, Virginia Klaising, escaping the Union soldiers who have burned her farm and killed her child. Together they heal each others wounds. Over four hundred women fought disguised as men in the ranks of the American Civil War. Whitney Hamilton teams up with Dana Bennison to tell this intimate Civil War tale based on true accounts and diaries of women and soldiers during the era. Written and Directed by Whitney Hamilton and Produced by Patrick Sullivan and Thom Milano.+ More details
The American Folk Art Museum, New York City. January 22, 2015. Speakers: Avis Berman Independent writer and art historian. Cynthia G. Falk PhD Author and Professor at the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Richard Miller Former curator, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, guest curator of A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America. Lisa Minardi Assistant curator, Winterthur Museum and PhD candidate, University of Delaware. Ralph Sessions PhD Director, Special Projects at DC Moore Gallery. Moderator: Stacy Hollander Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, American Folk Art Museum.+ More details
Temple University's Blockson Museum celebrates the seventieth year of founder Charles Blockson's efforts to preserve African American history by hosting a special event, inviting community and faculty members to gather together in celebration. Blockson delivers a compelling speech of his struggle with the racial inequality in his hometown of Norristown and of how he became inspired to collect items of the African American experience, leading to the establishment of the Blockson Museum.+ More details
In August 2013, Bowdoin College hosted "The Afterlife of the American Civil War," a four-day series of lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, and music presented in commemoration of the Civil War's sesquicentennial celebration. Bowdoin has many important connections to the Civil War through eminent alumni, faculty, and other historical figures associated with the College—including Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (class of 1852), Oliver Otis Howard (class of 1850), William Pitt Fessenden (class of 1823), and Harriet Beecher Stowe, who began writing "Uncle Tom’s Cabin" while her husband was a Bowdoin professor. The Alumni College event, which focused on Bowdoin's involvement in the post-war years, included lectures by Bowdoin faculty and alumni. In this lecture, Bowdoin Associate Professor of History Patrick Rael, a specialist in African-American History who regularly teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, including the popular course "The Civil War in Film," discusses Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and other Bowdoin alumni who fought in the Civil War.+ More details
The American Folk Art Museum, New York City. January 22, 2015. Speakers: Avis Berman Independent writer and art historian. Cynthia G. Falk PhD Author and Professor at the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Richard Miller Former curator, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, guest curator of A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America. Lisa Minardi Assistant curator, Winterthur Museum and PhD candidate, University of Delaware. Ralph Sessions PhD Director, Special Projects at DC Moore Gallery. Moderator: Stacy Hollander Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, American Folk Art Museum+ More details
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