485Feb 12, 2014
Homestead Act of 1862 and Immigration Laws
Blake Bell, a historian at the Homestead National Monument of America, talks about immigration law in the United States and the debate surrounding the Homestead Act of 1862. The law distributed ...
365Oct 5, 2011
African Americans and the Civil War
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History held a panel discussion on strategies to involve blacks in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Following the ...
534Apr 12, 2011
Fort Sumter 150th Anniversary Ceremony
A ceremony wss held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War fired at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. The ceremony included the Citadel Color Guard and singing ...
228Sep 21, 2010
Building Renaming Ceremony
The Interior Department building was renamed in honor of former Interior Secretary Stewart Lee Udall. He served from 1961 to 1969 during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Speakers ...
405Jun 20, 2010
Stewart Udall Memorial Service
A memorial service was held for Stewart Udall, who served as interior secretary in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He was a key proponent of environmental laws such as the Clear Air ...
4,504Apr 28, 2010
Memorial Service for Dorothy Height
Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Dorothy Height’s life story was told through stories, videos, photos and readings shared by her many friends and colleagues.
294Jan 16, 2005
Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Participants talked about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the importance of the civil rights movement, race relations, and non-violent opposition movements.
128May 17, 2004
Brown v. Board of Education Site Dedication
Participants marked the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education by dedicating a museum in the Topeka, Kansas school in which the case ...
174Dec 4, 2000
Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication
The site for the future Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was dedicated. Many dignitaries spoke about Dr. King’s legacy and the significance of the memorial’s ...
172Nov 14, 2000
White House in 1800: A Residence for the Public
Following opening remarks, historians talked about the early history of the White House and the presidency. Among the topics they addressed were the election of 1800 and it relevance to ...
190Nov 1, 2000
White House 200th Anniversary Ceremony
President Clinton and others commemorated the 200th anniversary of the White House and talked about the history of the White House.
72Jul 3, 2000
Washington Monument Restoration
The speakers celebrated the completion of the Washington Monument restoration.
35Jun 19, 2000
Mr. Stanton talked about issues facing the National Park Service, including access fees, maintenance, fire dangers, and budgeting. He also responded to audience calls, faxes, and ...
54Jun 7, 2000
Federal Fire Management Policy
Witnesses testified about federal efforts to control wildfires in the West and South. Among the issues they addressed were on-going efforts to fight fires, different methods available to fight ...
230Apr 19, 2000
Oklahoma City National Memorial Dedication
On the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, President Clinton and other officials dedicated a national memorial to the victims on the ...
37Mar 29, 2000
2001 National Park Service Budget
Mr. Stanton and others testified about funding needs for the National Park Service. Among the issues addressed were improving facility management and employee housing, controlling visitor ...
24Oct 23, 1999
National Preservation Conference
As part of the closing reception of the conference, representatives of the Trust talked about their dedication to the preservation of historic property. Mr. Suarez talked about his book, ...
59Dec 2, 1998
Comprehensive Design Plan for White House
Ms. Smith described the 20 year design plan for efforts to protect the setting around the White House, and to provide support services and new educational opportunities to visitors. After ...
102Jul 18, 1998
African-American Civil War Memorial Ceremony
Ms. Bunyan served as moderator of the ceremony dedicating the African-American Civil War Memorial. Mr. Johnson read a letter from President Clinton commending the Memorial. Civil ...
275Jul 16, 1998
First Women's Rights Convention Anniversary
Mrs. Clinton addressed a gathering to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first women’s rights convention, held in Seneca Falls, NY. She talked about the history of the suffrage ...
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