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Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film features 104 short films which record events in Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919. In addition to scenes of Roosevelt, these films include...  (Library of Congress)
North American Slave Narratives offers more than 250 memoirs, autobiographies, and narratives from individuals who were slaves. An African king who was sold into slavery, the dress maker for Mary Todd Lincoln, the...  (University of North Carolina, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Partners of the Heart is the website for a film about two men who, in 1944, pioneered a procedure that would save the lives of thousands of "blue babies." One of the men, Alfred Blalock, was a prominent...  (WBGH, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey examines the life and legacy of this mediator and U.N. diplomat who was the first person of color anywhere in the world to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace...  (ETV Endowment of South Carolina, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Benjamin Franklin explores Franklin's life as a writer, inventor, diplomat, businessman, musician, scientist, humorist, civic leader, international celebrity, abolitionist, and genius. It includes...  (Twin Cities Public Television, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Galileo's Battle for the Heavens explains why Galileo is the father of modern science, why Galileo's refractor and Newton's reflector remain the two standard types of optical telescopes today, and Galileo's big...  (WGBH, supported by National Science Foundation)
Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry provides a selection of more than 500 letters, lectures, photos, articles, and sound recordings related to the birth of the recording industry. Hear auctioneers, animal calls, musical...  (Library of Congress)
Lincoln/Net presents writings, speeches, and materials from Abraham Lincoln's years in Illinois (1830-1861). Biographical materials look at Lincoln's boyhood, Indian wars, the Whig Party, the...  (Northern Illinois University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words shows the breadth of Franklin's accomplishments through key letters, broadsides, and other documents. This exhibit, marking the tercentenary of Franklin's birth (1706), focuses on his...  (Library of Congress)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial recounts Abraham Lincoln's growth from boyhood to manhood in the newly formed state of Indiana on the western frontier. Learn about his family's move there, his mother's death (when he...  (Multiple Agencies)
Constitution of the U.S. recounts how the Constitution was created and ratified. Learn about the Bill of Rights. Read biographies of the Founding Fathers -- the 55 delegates who gathered in Philadelphia (May...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
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