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    The Great War | Digital Short

    Le Chemin des Dames

    Word of these caves and this graffiti had been passed down from generation to generation. Richard Rubin went in search of them.

  • Stars, Stripes, and Country Music poster image Article
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    Stars, Stripes, and Country Music

    Country music is often associated with nationalistic, military themes. But the real nature of the relationship between the genre and the armed forces is a lot more complex.

  • Madame Muckraker poster image Article
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    Madame Muckraker

    In a 12-part series, journalist Ida Tarbell took on one of the most powerful men in the country, John D. Rockefeller. Her work incited the breakup of a major monopoly, and set a new standard in journalism.

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    Fly Girls | Digital Short

    The Women of Avenger Field

    During WWII, more than 1,000 women left homes and jobs and became the first females to fly for the U.S. military.

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    Vietnam War

    From the battlefields of Vietnam, to the decision making in Washington, to the protests on college campuses, explore the award-winning documentary films and related content in this collection.

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    Why We Still Love Lucy

    Lucille Ball is best known as a comedienne, but her career didn’t start out that way. A biographer answers a few questions about the comic icon.

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    BANNED: The Bluest Eye

    Since its publication, Toni Morrison's first book has consistently landed on the American Library Association’s list of most challenged books.

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    BANNED: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

    Sherman Alexie’s coming-of-age novel has been a fixture on the American Library Association’s list of banned and challenged books.

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    Songs of the Summer

    We spent the summer of 2017 crafting our historical mixtape. Take a listen and read through.

  • BANNED: Of Mice and Men poster image Article
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    BANNED: Of Mice and Men

    The book debuted to instant acclaim, and was soon adapted for the screen and stage. But that didn’t insulate it from censorship challenges.

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    BANNED: And Tango Makes Three

    Published in 2005, complaints about the book include that it is “unsuitable for young children” and has "homosexual overtones.”

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    BANNED: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Just a month after its publication, librarians in Concord, Massachusetts deemed it “trash” and “suitable only for the slums.”

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    Books Behind Bars

    Every year, the American Library Association publishes a list of banned and challenged books. This is the man who edits the list. 

  • 2007 | Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’) by T-Pain Featuring Yung Joc poster image Article
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    2007 | Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’) by T-Pain Featuring Yung Joc

    Southern hip hop takes center-stage

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    The Presidents

    In this award-winning collection, explore documentaries, biographies, interviews, articles, image galleries and more for an in-depth look at the history of the American presidency.