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Behind The Native American Achievement Gap

Over five million people in the U.S. claim some form of Native American identity, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For Native American Heritage Month, guest host Celeste Headlee checks back in with author Anton Treuer about historic education challenges Native Americans have faced and what's being done to close the achievement gap.
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We Ask A Historian: Just How Accurate Is 'Lincoln'?

Lincoln biographer Ronald White critiques the accuracy of Stephen Spielberg's new film about the Great Emancipator. White says that while not every detail of the film is true, "the delicate balance or blend between history and dramatic art comes off quite well."
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Mapping Virginia

Our region's early history through a new book featuring the most extensive map collection of Virginia's first 300 years.

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Shaping The City: Washington's Landscapes

Architect and Washington Post columnist Roger K. Lewis returns to discuss how landscapes shape the face of Washington, and the challenge of maintaining them.

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How Did Thanksgiving End Up On The Fourth Thursday?

Why not on a Friday? And why not the last Thursday? There is an explanation. But you have to go back to things decreed by presidents Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt (FDR, that is).
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Paul Reid: "The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965"

An award-winning journalist presents a revelatory portrait of Winston Churchill as a brilliant, flawed and dynamic leader in the last 25 years of his life.

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Remembering Lawrence Guyot

Lawrence Guyot's lifetime of activism spanned from the Mississippi Freedom Summer to local debates about the future of Ward 1 in Washington, D.C.

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Sally Field Captures History In Role Of Mrs. 'Lincoln'

In the film Lincoln, Sally Field plays Abraham Lincoln's wife Mary Todd, opposite actor Daniel Day-Lewis. Field lobbied hard for the role of Lincoln's emotionally-tormented wife, and did extensive research to capture the character.

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