Planting the flag on Iwo Jima

"The War" on PBS

"The War," directed by Ken Burns, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns.

Portrait of Elli Friedaman as a child in Hungary

Coming of Age in the Holocaust, Coming of Age Now

A free, interactive curriculum for middle and high-school students and their educators that features individual testimonies of thirteen people who were adolescents during the Holocaust.

Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle leads 16 B-25s on bombing raid on Tokyo, Japan

Doolittle Raid on Tokyo and the air war in World War II
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Congress makes “Star Spangled Banner” official national anthem

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The novel “Native Son” by Richard Wright published

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Clockwise from top left: Presidents Roosevelt, Reagan, Truman, and Eisenhower

Electing America's President

EDSITEment looks at the history of American presidential elections from George Washington to the present.

Singer Woody Guthrie writes “This Land is Your Land”

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American painter Grant Wood born

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Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute, NEH-funded documentary challenging one of America's most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film is viewable online and the website enriched with an interactive map and timeline with text, videos, photos, a searchable selection of themes, enriched with clips, commentary, and more.

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"Slavery by Another Name"

Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute, NEH-funded documentary challenging one of America's most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film is viewable online and the website enriched with an interactive map and timeline with text, videos, photos, a searchable selection of themes, enriched with clips, commentary, and more.