American Culture

The Quilts of Ken Burns in 360° | Nebraska Stories

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Renowned filmmaker Ken Burns has collected quilts since the early 1970’s. In this 360 video from Nebraska Stories, take a virtual tour of an exhibit featuring his unique collection of quilts at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Know Ohio | Women in Aviation

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Ohio is the birthplace of aviation, home to the International Air and Space Museum, and many pioneering women aviators. Ohioans served as Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) in the WWII experimental military training program designed to train women to fly military aircraft. In more modern times, Ohio women have participated in NASA space initiatives and flights.

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.

Leila Janah and Terrence Davenport: Equal Opportunity in the Arkansas Delta | American Creed

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Leila Janah and Terrence Davenport believe that Americans from diverse backgrounds can shape the American Creed by empowering others, especially those who live in areas with limited access to technology, jobs, and education.

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