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Presidential Powers and National Security in Post-9/11 America
Jack Rakove, W.R. Coe Professor of History and American Studies and professor of political science, Stanford University
In a time of ongoing national emergency, what is the proper extent of unilateral presidential power over national security?
Play - 25:20
Who Fought for Liberty? Contested Memory and Race Relations
David Blight, Director of the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition and professor of history, Yale University
How did Americans, northern and southern, black and white, interpret the meaning and memory of the Civil War, particularly in the fifty years after its end?
Play - 31:11
Votes for Women Lessons from a Long Struggle
Eleanor Clift, Contributing editor for Newsweek
Explore how the suffrage movement influenced reform in America -- slowly, with difficult compromises, and by the actions of both powerful personalities and everyday, ordinary Americans
Play - 19:23
Fighting the Good Fight: The Civil Rights Movement and Americas need to Remember
Lonnie Bunch, Founding director of the National Museum of African American History, Smithsonian Institution
Why has the Civil Rights movement achieved many successes, but still not reached all of its goals?
Play - 27:35
Panel Discussion
Bill Pretzer
Panel Discussion Led by Bill Pretzer. Panel consists of Jack Rakove, David Blight, Eleanor Clift, and Lonnie Bunch.
Play - 34:53




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