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Hula

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Hula is a very important part of Hawaiian culture. Hula dancing was forced underground in the 60s because of missionaries, but, today, more and more people are learning the art.

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The Gold Rush

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What was California like before the Gold Rush and what was it like afterwards? This neat video gives a good overview of the Gold Rush of 1849, with especially interesting tid-bits about the travel options available at that time.

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The Search for the Names of Holocaust Victims

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Six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, yet the names of close to 2 million remain anonymous. Since the 1950s, Yad Vashem has worked tirelessly to name all the victims of the Holocaust.

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Yad Vashem

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Yad Vashem: Remembering the Past, Shaping the Future Containing the world’s largest repository of information on the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is a leader in Holocaust education, commemoration, research and documentation.

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Inaugural Speech Clips

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See and hear past presidents in this great video, featuring an inaugural speech snippet for each president from John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton.

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Carter G. Woodson

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Carter G. Woodson believed that all peoples and cultures around the world have made valuable contributions to civilization. It became his goal to educate Americans, both black and white, about the history of African Americans in order to break the chains of slavery.

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The Most Wanted Man in America

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See the original reward poster issued for John Wilkes Booth, John Surratt and David Harold as archived at the Library of Congress.

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Papers of Abraham Lincoln

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The Papers of Abraham Lincoln is a long-term project dedicated to identifying, imaging, transcribing, annotating, and publishing primary source documents related to Abraham Lincoln.

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A President’s Premonition

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Days before his assassination, Lincoln recounts an ominous dream.

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The Napoleon Report with Bob Hale

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Horrible Histories brings us another entertaining history snippet highlighting the accomplishments of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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