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Jackie Robinson: Baseball’s Noble Experiment

Jackie Robinson broke the "color line" in baseball, the first African American to play on an integrated major league team. He endured with dignity the racism of many fans and other players and opened major league ball for all black players.
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American Experience: The Abolitionists

"American Experience: The Abolitionists" is a compelling, 3-part series on the rise, fracturing, decline, resurgence and ultimate triumph of the movement to make all Americans free.
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The USO in its 70th Year – Elaine Rogers Interview

The USO observes its 70th birthday in 2011. Elaine Rogers, president and CEO of the USO of Metropolitan Washington, has been with the organization for half its existence. In an exclusive interview, she talks about how the USO has evolved.
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Apache Ambush at Cottonwood Wash

After Apache warriors attacked a 10-man Army escort wagon headed for Fort Grant, Arizona Territory, the survivors, including an assistant surgeon, struggled to reach safety.
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Letter from Wild West – April 2009

Following the 1864 Elm Creek Raid, Britt Johnson went in search of his family, taken captive by Kiowa and Comanche Raiders. His story would later inspire the book and movie The Searchers.
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George Washington: His Troubles with Slavery

After wending his way through the economic, political and moral quagmire of slavery, in his will -- his final and most symbolic message to the nation -- George Washington presented a blueprint for ending the 'Peculiar Institution.'