Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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Emilie Blackmore Stapp raised millions through her philanthropic club.
A retired UPS man takes on a county's archives.
A traveling exhibition showcases the diversity of Georgia.
An engineer innovates a traditional art.
Iowa reporters bring news of the front to audiences at home during World War II.
A play in Pennsylvania asks, "what is authentic?"
Beyond her relationship with Voltaire, Émilie du Châtelet was one of the foremost thinkers of her time.
An Alabama girl married into a revolution in Costa Rica.
Veterans' voices shape a new play in Minnesota.
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