• SJSU Constitution Day 2019
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    SJSU Constitution Day 2019

    Every September, San Jose State University celebrates the U.S. Constitution on “Constitution Day” In 2019, we celebrate the First Amendment right to petition the government for a redress of grievances We’ll be on campus to help you contact your elected representatives and let them know what’s on your mind Whether it’s the president, Your Senators, Your Member of the House of Representatives, the Governor, Your member of the state legislature, or the mayor of your city or town, We’ll have lots of laptops on hand and experts to help So come give your representatives a piece of your mind! at Constitution Day 2019 Tuesday, September 17, 2019

  • The Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series – Professor Sarah Churchwell
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    The Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series – Professor Sarah Churchwell

    [music playing] Ladies and Gentlemen, good evening it’s great pleasure to welcome you to this evenings Vice Chancellors distinguished lecture. This as many of you know is a series of lectures which aims to bring together the University and the wider community to reflect on major social scientific cultural and policy issues of our time. Tonight it’s my great pleasure to introduce Professor Sarah Churchwell professorial fellow in American literature and chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities at the School of Advanced Studies University of London. Professor Churchwell was born in Virginia and grew up in the Midwest we were swapping stories about Chicago beforehand where I went for…

  • OUR DAY AT THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER… | Universal Studios Florida
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    OUR DAY AT THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER… | Universal Studios Florida

    guys.. what’s up guys! we’re at universal!! in the parking lot I saw several people wearing their Harry Potter uniform. Potterheads, like me! and I’m so excited! it feels like it’s the first day at school or something. why don’t you have any? because I’m about to go to the store, I’m waiting to get there she’s not a real fan.. I am a real fan!! How dare you! Potterheads, unite! I’m not a Potterhead. I am a Star Wars head! sad I’m so sad, the world of Harry Potter is split in two, and one part is here in Universal and the other one is in islands of adventure…

  • Dicke Contemporary Artist Lecture with Mark Bradford
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    Dicke Contemporary Artist Lecture with Mark Bradford

    Hi, good evening. Can everybody hear me? No, how’s that? Good, okay. I’m Joanna Marsh, I’m the James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art here at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It’s a pleasure to welcome you this evening. Tonight’s program is our third annual James F Dicke Contemporary Artist Lecture. This series honors Mr. Dicke for his outstanding leadership on the American Art Museum commission, his years of service to this museum, and his incredible generosity– his contributions both to our collections and our programs, in particular our contemporary art initiative. We thank Jim Dicke and are really excited to present the program tonight. Jim’s patronage of the arts extends…

  • An African-American Woman Who Shielded a Man in a Confederate Flag Shirt | Where Are They Now | OWN
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    An African-American Woman Who Shielded a Man in a Confederate Flag Shirt | Where Are They Now | OWN

    In 1996, the KKK was holding a meeting near the University of Michigan. Hundreds came out to protest, and that’s when 18-year-old student Keshia Thomas made headlines. She used her own body as a human shield to protect a man wearing a Confederate flag t-shirt as he was being physically attacked by protesters. In 1998, I sat down with Keshia to talk about what that was like. Keshia says that she risked her own life because it was the right thing to do. Yeah. It’s the right thing to do. Weren’t you afraid that they were going to then turn on you? I know you believe in angels, but it…

  • The Confederate States of America’s Flag and its Story
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    The Confederate States of America’s Flag and its Story

    The Confederate States of America, also referred to as the Confederacy, was a republic that declared independence from the United States of America in 1861, leading to the American Civil War. At the end of the war in 1865, the states that had seceded from the Union were incorporated back into the U.S. The Bonnie Blue Flag was the unofficial flag of the Confederacy during the early months of 1861, which included a blue field with a single white star. The first official national flag of the Confederacy included three horizontal bars of red and white, with a blue canton containing seven white stars as representations of the initial seven…

  • Civil War 150th Anniversary: Portrait of John Pelham, Confederate Artillery Officer
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    Civil War 150th Anniversary: Portrait of John Pelham, Confederate Artillery Officer

    We’re in the Lunder Conservation Center of the National Portrait Gallery and we’re looking at an image of a young soldier, is this a daguerreotype? – No, this is in fact an ambrotype portrait made by Mathew Brady in 1858. Ambrotype was a sort of second generation daguerreotype that involved an image on a piece of glass rather than a silver-plated copper sheet. – And so we have a young soldier in this ambrotype, who is this young soldier? – This is John Pelham, “Gallant Pelham” as he was known, who in 1858, was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point – And young Pelham ended…

  • The 1798 Franco-American War: The Quasi War
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    The 1798 Franco-American War: The Quasi War

    Following the Revolutionary War that gained America her Independence, the new fledgling nation had too much to be really taken seriously on the international stage The independence war proved to be very costly and the federal government was rather weak the nation lacked a strong stained army numbering only around 1,000 men who were stationed in the West and the Navy that was established during the war for independence Proved too costly to maintain and was thus disbanded? however one event occurred that forced the nation to re-establish a navy and Nearly caused it to break its alliance with the nation that helped them achieve freedom in this video We…

  • The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1
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    The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

    Hi I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History! No, Stan. That’s not gonna work, actually. I mean, we’re talking about the 16th century today, when this was neither united nor states. By the way, this globe reflects the fact that I believe that Alaskan statehood is illegitimate! In fact, we’re going to call this whole show “U.S. History” but inevitably it is going to involve other parts of the world and also, not to brag, a small part of the moon. Sorry, we can be a little bit self-aggrandizing sometimes, here in America. So to begin U.S. history, we’re not going to talk about the United states…