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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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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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Nellie Bly-Journalist
From youtube.com, produced by Nancy Haas
A comical show about AJ and the crew who travel back in time to late 19th century to talk to Nellie Bly.  Nellie Bly was a journalist who faked her own insanity in order to investigate the terrible conditions of America's asylums.
February 19, 2010 at 02:17 AM
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