History in the First Person: Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues (Afternoon Program)

In 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The Blues tell the story of life’s difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put …

History in the First Person: Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues (Morning Program)

In 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The Blues tell the story of life’s difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put …

History in the First Person: Veterans Day 2016

This year, our annual tribute to veterans provides the unique opportunity to interact with those who served during different periods between World War II and today. View this program, History in the First Person: …

History in the First Person: Running a Political Campaign

Political advertisements may be what most of us remember about any political campaign. But as powerful as these advertisements may be, it takes a great deal more than them to run a political campaign. …

History in the First Person: Bobby Rush King of the Chitlin’ Circuit

Legendary bluesman, Bobby Rush, known as King of the Chitlin’ Circuit shares intimate details of touring the club circuit during the 1950’s. Mr. Rush also reveals the shocking truth of how African American talented musicians …

History in the First Person: Being a Change Agent, Morning

What does it mean to be a “change agent?” What skills and talents would serve you well as you seek to make a difference in your community? Learn from students and adults making a …

History in the First Person: Being a Change Agent

What does it mean to be a “change agent?” What skills and talents would serve you well as you seek to make a difference in your community? Learn from students and adults making a …

History in the First Person: Race and Civil Rights–Where Is Jim Crow Now?

One hundred years ago Jim Crow laws were commonplace. Today America’s laws are different, but headlines still remind us of continuing struggles in the movement for equal legal treatment. View this archived program …

History in the First Person: Veterans Day 2015—Vietnam

Take your study of America in war to veterans who have served. In this program students hear directly from two veterans who fought in the Vietnam War. Give your students a chance to …

History in the First Person:  Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion

Go back in time through the power of primary sources, see artifacts, and hear journal excerpts from individuals who served in the United States Cavalry as America expanded westward between 1830 and 1890. Learn …

History in the First Person: Veterans Day 2014 – Morning Program

Take your study of America in war to the veterans that fought in them. Give your students a chance to honor veterans by hearing their stories and learning first hand about the reality of …

History in the First Person: Living Under Jim Crow Laws

What was it like to grow up in a segregated America? What did it mean when words like “equality” and “justice” seemed to have a different meaning for different people in American society? …

History in the First Person: Building the Mercury Capsule – Morning Program

October 1957—the Soviet Union launches Sputnik. October 1958—America forms NASA. January 1959—McDonnell Corporation wins the contract to design and build the Mercury space capsule. May 1961—Alan Shepard becomes America’s first man in …

History in the First Person: Building the Mercury Capsule – Afternoon Program

October 1957—the Soviet Union launches Sputnik. October 1958—America forms NASA. January 1959—McDonnell Corporation wins the contract to design and build the Mercury space capsule. May 1961—Alan Shepard becomes America’s first man in …

History in the First Person-Stories of the Civil Rights Movement – Morning Program

For many years, Sister Mary Antona Ebo has been hailed for her contributions to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The Franciscan Sister of Mary, who was among those who went to Selma, Ala., …

History in the First Person-Stories of the Civil Rights Movement – Afternoon Program

For many years, Sister Mary Antona Ebo has been hailed for her contributions to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The Franciscan Sister of Mary, who was among those who went to Selma, Ala., …

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am