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Lev Tolstoy, 1908

Done with Tolstoy

Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.

Boxcar Bertha

Knowing the Scorsese

A Selective Filmography

Still from "The Red Shoes"

Saving Grace

How the Film Foundation restored The Red Shoes and is preserving cinematic history.

Poster of Eliza from Uncle Tom's Cabin crossing the Ohio River.

The First Great American Novel

It was Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Portrait of Carl Sandburg

A Workingman's Poet

Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.

Black Muslim rally, Harlem, 1963

Civil Rights and the Changing World

How history was made and how it's being written

NAACP parade with marchers carrying a coffin for Jim Crow.

From Freedom to Equality with NEH

“We hold these truths to be self-evident,” wrote Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.

Rosa Parks, arrested, Montgomery, December 1, 1955

From Freedom to Equality Around the Nation

“We hold these truths to be self-evident,” wrote Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.

Fannie Lou Hamer at the Democratic National Convention in August 1964.

Living History in Mississippi

Oral history, an essential ingredient in capturing state's role in civil rights movement.

Actors from Slavery by Another Name

Re-enslaved

How African-American bondage came back after emancipation.