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Professor Denver Brunsman gives a lecture to a room of educators

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Africa's Impact on the African American Experience

How does Africa figure in “real and imagined ways” to the African American experience?

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Failing Grade: Are Americans Flunking History?

History professor Christopher Brick has a lesson plan to raise our humanities IQ.

During World War II, Jews in France like Denise Bauman were required to carry identity cards. (Photos Courtesy Ashley Valanzola)

Commemorating History’s Dark Chapter

History PhD student Ashley Valanzola is researching the stories of six extraordinary Jewish women—Holocaust survivors who worked to honor the memory of lives lo

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Student-Led Exhibition, "George Washington and His World," Opens at the GW Museum

Seventeen students in Prof. Denver Brunsman's course, "George Washington and His World," curated an exhibition of the same name.

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Carving Up the Thanksgiving Story

In his new book, David J. Silverman takes a close look at the traditional Thanksgiving story and the distortion of facts surrounding its legacy.

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African Americans and Africa: A New History

Nemata Blyden discussed her latest book, "African Americans and Africa: A New History," at GW on October 22.

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