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  • Teaching the Vietnam War
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    Teaching the Vietnam War

    Three college professors discussed the ways they teach about U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Panelists also talked about their personal participation in peace and anti-war movements and how those…

  • Unexploded Bombs in Vietnam
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    Unexploded Bombs in Vietnam

    This program was a discussion on the continuing deadly problem of unexploded bombs that were dropped by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. Panelists included environmentalists, a Vietnam…

  • Vietnam War Soldier and Civilian Peace Initiatives
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    Vietnam War Soldier and Civilian Peace Initiatives

    Historian Christian Appy and peace activist Cora Weiss delivered keynote talks on U.S. soldier and civilian peace initiatives during the Vietnam War. Their remarks were part of a conference in…

  • Vietnam War Diplomatic and Peace Initiatives
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    Vietnam War Diplomatic and Peace Initiatives

    Historians discussed U.S. diplomatic and peace initiatives during the Vietnam War. Panelists focused on the role soldiers played, why the war should have been avoided, the perspective of the South…

  • Legacy of Vietnam War Agent Orange
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    Legacy of Vietnam War Agent Orange

    A panel of activists and Agent Orange victims discussed and showed images of the effects and continuing health problems associated with the toxic chemical defoliant used during the Vietnam War. This…

  • The Girl in the Picture Remembering Vietnam
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    The Girl in the Picture, Remembering Vietnam

    Author Mark Bowden and jazz composer Hannibal Lokumbe joined United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Kim Phuc at the National Constitution Center to discuss the legacy of the Vietnam War in an event titled, “The…

  • Lyndon Johnson and Escalation in Vietnam
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    Lyndon Johnson and Escalation in Vietnam

    Boston College Professor Seth Jacobs discussed President Lyndon Johnson and the factors that led him to escalate the war in Vietnam following the assassination of his predecessor, John F.…

  • QA with Daniel Weiss
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    Q&A with Daniel Weiss

    Daniel Weiss, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, talked about the life of poet and musician Michael O’Donnell, who went missing in action during the Vietnam War after the…

  • emThe Whole World is Watchingem
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    The Whole World is Watching

    This film by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department documents a series of anti-Vietnam War actions by about 45,000 protesters in 1971. Blocking access to government buildings and disrupting traffic,…

  • A Life in Military and Foreign Service
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    A Life in Military and Foreign Service

    Robert Traister described his career serving in the U.S. Army and for the U.S. Agency for International Development during the Vietnam War. He served as province senior adviser in Sa Dec,…

  • Senator Jon Tester Delivers Democratic Weekly Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address Senator Jon Tester (MT) talked about the Trump administration’s decision to delay certain health benefits to veterans suffering from Vietnam War-related…

  • 1970 Kent State Photographs
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    1970 Kent State Photographs

    Howard Ruffner talked about the photos he took on May 4, 1970, when National Guard troops shot and killed four students at Kent State University in Ohio during an anti-Vietnam War protest. Mr.…

  • Vietnam War Lessons Learned
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    Vietnam War Lessons Learned

    Triton College professor Edward White taught a class on lessons learned from the Vietnam War. He covered what military generals said after the war and how films and documentaries have…

  • Nixon Kissinger and US Withdrawal From Vietnam
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    Nixon, Kissinger and U.S. Withdrawal From Vietnam

    U.S. Air Force Academy Professor Stephen Randolph taught a class about President Richard Nixon, his National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, and their strategy for the U.S. withdrawal…

  • President Nixons Silent Majority Speech on Vietnam War
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    President Nixon's "Silent Majority" Speech on Vietnam War

    President Nixon talked to the nation about the prospects for peace in Vietnam. He outlined a program of “Vietnamization” in which the U.S. military would gradually turn over operations to South…

  • emDissent of the Governed The Duffey Campaign in 1970em
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    Dissent of the Governed, The Duffey Campaign in 1970

    Filmmaker Robert Newman documents the 1970 U.S. Senate campaign of 35 year-old Joseph Duffey, who ran on an anti-Vietnam War platform and against much of Connecticut’s Democratic…

  • Music and the Vietnam War
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    Music and the Vietnam War

    Country Joe McDonald and Peter Yarrow talked about the role of music in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Mr. McDonald performed with “Country Joe and the Fish.” Mr. Yarrow was a member of “Peter, Paul and Mary.”…

  • PostVietnam War Refugees
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    Post-Vietnam War Refugees

    University of Michigan professor Melissa Borja taught a class about Southeast Asian migration to the United States and post-Vietnam War refugees. She examined how laws and public opinion…

  • emA Chronology of Hopeem
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    A Chronology of Hope

    Released in 1969, “A Chronology of Hope” is a U.S. Information Agency film promoting America’s diplomatic efforts to negotiate an end to the Vietnam War from 1964 to the beginning of the…

  • US Soldier Morale 19711973
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    U.S. Soldier Morale 1971-1973

    A panel of historians examined the morale of U.S. soldiers in the final two years of the Vietnam War. This discussion was part of an all-day conference titled “Manpower and Morale After…

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