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Featured Projects: Public Programs

Convicts in Barracks
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Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle

A packaged set of four nationally-acclaimed films that tell the remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo, from slavery to segregation.

Posted: August 26, 2013
Joiner's shop, Overhead view of site before excavation, ca. 1980
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Mulberry Row

African American History at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Posted: June 27, 2013
Peter Sagal, travels cross-country on a motorcycle.
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Peter Sagal explores the most important 4,400-word document in the United States

Posted: May 3, 2013
Tile vaulting with mosaic murals
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Spanish Immigrant Transforms America's Urban Architecture

What do a former grocery store, a bar, and a library have in common?*

Posted: April 17, 2013
Jeanine Serralles as Angelina Grimké, a prominent Southern abolitionist.
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Women's History Month at the Movies

Three notable media projects funded by the Division of Public Program highlight women’s contribution to creating a better society.

Posted: March 18, 2013
A performance of Julius Caesar at the Globe Theatre, 1999.
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Shakespeare Uncovered: A Documentary Series

 Shakespeare like your high school english teacher never taught you

Posted: February 8, 2013
John Brown tries to persuade Frederick Douglass to join his assault.
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The Longest Struggle in American History: "The Abolitionists"

Premiering January 8, 15, & 22, 2013, on American Experience

Posted: December 19, 2012
Restored nineteenth century apartment at The Lower East Side Tenement Museum
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A Saloon, an Auction House, an Undergarment Store: Business as Usual in New York City

A community of immigrant entrepreneurs

Posted: November 28, 2012
Art Coble and his sons at their prairie home.
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The Dust Bowl: NEH and National Museum of American History National Youth Summit

Past Lessons, Future Possibilities

Posted: November 13, 2012
woman with a flask hidden in her garter during prohibition, 1926
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American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Step back in time to an era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation.

Posted: November 5, 2012