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Not the Man in the Gilbert Portrait

An exhibition shows the lesser-known side of a young, ambitious George Washington.

Dissident in Indonesia

Visiting the author of the Buru Quartet under house arrest in Jakarta.

“When Rain Blackens the Sky”

The poetry of Viet Nam connects a land and its people.

Women in Combat

Soviet women who fought in World War II tell their stories in an exhibition in Ohio.

“History Alive!”

A gallery of California notables are recreated in Chautauqua performances for the state's sesquicentennial.

“I Have Seen the Elephant”

Some forty-niners found instant wealth in California, but for most the trek west meant hardship and loss.

Friars, Soldiers, and Settlers

A multimedia website describes the overland journeys of California's early explorer, Juan Battista de Anza.

Passage from India

How Gandhi's nonviolent resistance took shape on American shores.

Arguing the World

A new film traces the lives of four controversial thinkers who believe that ideas can change the world.

Knight

Etheridge Knight rose from prisoner to poet and shared his gift with everyone.