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Picturing America on Screen

Picturing America on Screen is an NEH-funded documentary film project produced by Channel 13, WNET, New York. A group of 25 films created by 9 talented directors presents a sampling of Picturing America ranging from ancient Anasazi pottery to the sculpture of Martin Puryear.

Modernist Journals Project

The MJP is a multi-faceted project that studies modernism and its rise in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. The project has a chronological range of 1890 to 1922 and a geographical range that includes wherever English language periodicals were published. The MJP also offers a range of genres that extends to the digital publication of books directly connected to modernist periodicals and other supporting materials for periodical study.

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Through a host of media—including photographs, television and film, magazines, newspapers, posters, books, and pamphlets—the project explores the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late-1940s to the mid-1970s.

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Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives

Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives aims to inspire people to come together to read, see, and think about classical literature and how it continues to influence and invigorate American cultural life.

Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide — PRI

This PRI series explores the vast variety of music that has African roots or influences, including Francophone nations as well as many Caribbean and Latin American countries. The series includes webcasts.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Mexican poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz born

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Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii

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Historic St. Augustine

Part of the University of Florida Digital collections, the NEH-funded Historic St. Augustine Collection contains primary sources including historic interpretation notes, architectural sketches, drawings, archaeological field reports, maps and photographs related to properties in the historic district.

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Automobile in American Life and Society

The automobile’s impact on American life is everywhere. Each of the site’s five sections contains two essays, plus a select annotated bibliography or bibliographic essay to guide further reading.