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Historical Biography (Non-Presidential)

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Thurgood Marshall
From biography.com, produced by Bio
This 46 minute video uses a narrator, images, and actual footage of his life. It is an excellent summary of this Supreme Court leader's life and accomplishments. Thurgood Marshall, was a crusading attorney and civil rights activist who led the figh... [more]
February 8, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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William Lloyd Garrison on Vimeo
From vimeo.com, produced by Katherine Krudys
This student created video provides a biography of William Lloyd Garrison who was a leader of the Quakers, and the Anti- Slavery society.  He was the first abolitionist to want the complete end of slavery.  It provides some good insights into his pas... [more]
June 13, 2012 at 09:38 AM
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Historical Weapons and Ballistics
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by History Detectives
THE DETECTIVE: Elyse Luray THE PLACE: Chicago, Illinois THE CASE: History Detectives stares down the barrel of a shotgun for clues that one of Al Capone’s men fired it in a Chicago gang massacre that shocked the nation. The gun came to our contributo... [more]
February 18, 2012 at 02:37 PM
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Hillary Clinton - Mini Bio
From YouTube, produced by Biography Channel
This is a short, four-minute video biography about the life of Hillary Clinton. (04:14)
March 6, 2012 at 09:12 PM
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Phoebe Snetsinger - Bird-Watcher
From youtube.com, produced by Rajamanickam Antonimuthu
Phoebe Snetsinger was an American birder famous for having seen over 8,398 species by the time of her death, at the time more than anyone else in history. As the daughter of advertising magnate Leo Burnett, she inherited a small fortune which she use... [more]
June 9, 2016 at 08:04 AM
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The Enduring Legacy of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor and Nobel Laureate
From youtube.com, produced by PBS News Hour
Elie Wiesel was a Nobel laureate who spent decades teaching tolerance and and whose writing illuminated the horrors of the Holocaust. Sara Bloomfield, Director of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, joins Hari Sreenivasan by phone to discuss... [more]
July 3, 2016 at 12:49 PM
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Alexander Hamilton: Early Influences
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by Twin Cities Public Television
This video segment adapted from American Experience describes the early life of one of America's Founding Fathers—Alexander Hamilton. Born outside of the thirteen American colonies on a small tropical island, Hamilton's struggles begin early when his... [more]
February 6, 2012 at 09:56 PM
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Julia Child
From biography.com, produced by Biography
This video explains how Julia Child became interested in food and how she followed her dream. The video explains how her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, was a first and it resulted in a cooking show, The French Chef. A motivating video enc... [more]
June 26, 2012 at 09:57 AM
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Francis Scott Key and the National Anthem
From blogtalkradio.com, produced by The New Heights Educational Group, Inc., Kathy Woodring
Francis Scott Key was an attorney and poet who wrote the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner," the U.S. national anthem. Introduction is not the proper introduction, skip to one-minute mark to bypass the intro. (25:43)
September 8, 2014 at 10:15 PM
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