American Culture

Deidre Prevett: American Dreams in the Creek Nation | American Creed

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Deidre Prevett believes that being an American means having the freedom to learn about each other’s histories, especially through education.

Reflections: Tegan Griffith on "A Family Bond" | American Creed

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Tegan Griffith believes that being an American means serving others, whether through military service or other types of advocacy.

Reflections: Junot Diaz on "Alternative Education" | American Creed

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 Junot Diaz believes that the American Creed is educating youth about the legacy of discrimination and the importance of social rights. He shares that we can shape the American Creed by revolutionizing the educational system so that it promotes civil and social rights.

Reflections: Eric Liu on "What We Bring to the Table" | American Creed

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Eric Liu believes that Americans can build bridges across differences by being willing to hear the beliefs and experiences of others. He believes that being an American means being willing to hear other people’s experiences, regardless of race, class, or political beliefs.

History of Miami | Genealogy Roadshow

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Since its humble beginnings as a Spanish colony, Miami has played an important role as a global hub of entertainment, commerce, and refuge. Learn more about this historic city with this clip from season 3 of Genealogy Roadshow.

The History of Los Angeles |Genealogy Roadshow

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While it started as a small Spanish Mission, Los Angeles is now a sprawling city of four million. Learn more about the history of this former territory of Mexico with this clip from season 3 of Genealogy Roadshow.

Sage | Ken Burns: Mark Twain

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Every reporter wanted a quote from Twain about events of the day. He became the sage of the country.

"Huckleberry Finn" | Ken Burns: Mark Twain

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Huckleberry Finn is one of Mark Twain's most beloved characters, and the book his masterpiece. Twain's novel was told from a southern perspective, and took away any romanticism with slavery.

Reflections: Chris Middleton on "Home" | American Creed

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Chris Middleton shares how hard his grandfather worked to help his children graduate high school and his grandson graduate college, even though he had to drop-out of high school during the Great Depression.

Reflections: Joe Maddon on "Italian vs. Polish" | American Creed

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Joe Maddon shares how he grew up amid the different perspectives of immigrant families from around the world, and how sports brought different communities together.

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