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Articles with keyword "African Americans"


Trying to Tame Huck Finn

NEH Chairman William R. Ferris talks with Boston teacher Nancy Methelis about confronting controversy in a classic novel.


The Soul of a Free Man

The life story of Toussaint-Louverture, Haiti's liberator, is told with other slave narratives on a new website.


Dvořák in America

A century after the composer's death, students discover how he changed classical music in this country.


Tin Lizzies to T-Birds

Technology encounters the humanities in a website examining the automobile industry.


Heroes of the Sky

The Wright brothers' twelve-second flight at Kitty Hawk launches the aerial age.

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Donald Simmons of South Dakota

Donald Simmons celebrates the Great Expedition in South Dakota.


Partners of the Heart

An unconventional partnership leads to an advance in cardiac surgery.

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Stories Behind the Documents

Michael Gillette is preserving the past in Texas.


Forty Acres and a Mule

A new documentary examines America's struggle to establish racial equality after the Civil War.


A Tense Time in Tennessee

Thurgood Marshall wins a case and nearly loses his life.