British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in NYC

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Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer, is born

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O.Henry short story, "The Gift of the Magi" is published in The New York Sunday World

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Exploring the Past: Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley

The result of an NEH-funded Summer Institute for School Teachers at the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, this site displays a rich array of humanities and STEM teacher-created lesson plans and teacher development materials from the elementary through the high school level covering archaeology, anthropology, biology, botany, geology, mathematics, and more.

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The Loving Story

The Loving Story, a documentary film, tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving to examine the drama, the history, and the current state of interracial marriage and tolerance in the United States.

Women’s rights advocate Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes first woman to testify before Congress

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U.S. History Resources

The U.S. History Resources assists students and teachers in high school U.S. history courses. For some, the understanding of the "big picture" gets lost in the sheer volume of facts, dates, people, and movements. When this happens, history can become more of a memorization exercise than a thoughtful analysis of how and why things occurred. This site attempts to simplify American history without making it simplistic.

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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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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.