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Life At Jefferson's Monticello, As His Slaves Saw It

Thomas Jefferson, a man who dedicated much of his life to the idea of liberty, owned more than 600 slaves throughout his lifetime. A new exhibition, "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty," invites visitors to reconsider what they know about the nation's third president.
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Women Veterans Of Korean War Honored

Women have served our armed forces for centuries, but it wasn't until the Korean War that women began to take a really active role. The Department of Defense is commemorating them for Women's History Month.

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'1861': A Social History Of The Civil War

Historian Adam Goodheart explains how national leaders and ordinary citizens across the country responded to the chaos and uncertainty in 1861: The Civil War Awakening.
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Girl Scouts: 100 Years Of Blazing New Trails

One hundred years ago Juliette Gordon Low gathered together a group of girls to take them out of their isolated home environments and introduce them to community service and the open air. A few things have changed since then for today's girls.
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Board Game Teaches African Heritage

A Laurel, Md. woman talks about The Africa Memory Game, a board game she created to teach her children about their Cameroonian roots.

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Jumping Inside The Art of Video Games

The Smithsonian is gearing up for a brand new exhibit exploring video games as art.

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Lost At Sea: Do You Know These Civil War Sailors?

More than a century ago, the Union's USS Monitor sank off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. Ten years ago, searches uncovered the remains of two of its sailors. Now, officials are hoping their descendants will recognize their facial reconstructions and finally bring the sailors home.

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