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Aftermath of the 2004 Presidential Election Part One (Windows Media)
Professors Herb Smith and Richard Vatz dissect the aftermath of the 2004 presidential election in this episode of State Circle.


Aftermath of the 2004 Presidential Election Part Three (RealOne)
Professors Herb Smith and Richard Vatz dissect the aftermath of the 2004 presidential election in this episode of State Circle.


Aftermath of the 2004 Presidential Election Part Three (Windows Media)
Professors Herb Smith and Richard Vatz dissect the aftermath of the 2004 presidential election in this episode of State Circle.


Aftermath of the 2004 Presidential Election Part Two (RealOne)
Professors Herb Smith and Richard Vatz dissect the aftermath of the 2004 presidential election in this episode of State Circle.


Aftermath of the 2004 Presidential Election Part Two (Windows Media)
Professors Herb Smith and Richard Vatz dissect the aftermath of the 2004 presidential election in this episode of State Circle.


American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writer's Project
These life histories were written by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940. The Library of Congress collection includes 2


Baltimore Beginnings (RealVideo)
Baltimore’s early inhabitants were patchwork of cultures and people, and included English, German, Russian, and Irish immigrants. In this piece, learn how these people contributed to Baltimore’s growth and development.


Baltimore Beginnings (Windows Media)
Baltimore’s early inhabitants were patchwork of cultures and people, and included English, German, Russian, and Irish immigrants. In this piece, learn how these people contributed to Baltimore’s growth and development.


Birth of Civil Rights (RealVideo)
Blatant discrimination against native peoples was commonplace in Alaska until 1945, when efforts by Elizabeth Peratrovich, a Tlingit Indian mother of three, helped pass the first anti-discrimination act since the Civil War.


Birth of Civil Rights (Windows Media)
Blatant discrimination against native peoples was commonplace in the Alaska until 1945, when efforts by Elizabeth Peratrovich, a Tlingit Indian mother of three, helped pass the first anti-discrimination act since the Civil War.


Calvert Stone Tribute Part 1 (RealVideo)
In this clip, the meticulous process of stonecutting is discussed as a local Maryland stonecutter produces a stunning tribute to Cecilius Calvert, Lord of Baltimore.


Calvert Stone Tribute Part 1 (Windows Media)
In this clip, the meticulous process of stonecutting is discussed as a local Maryland stonecutter produces a stunning tribute to Cecilius Calvert, Lord of Baltimore.


Changes in Anne Arundel County (RealVideo)
After slavery ended and industry grew in Northern Anne Arundel County, a new form of farming was developed called “truck farming.” A truck farm is a farm that grows vegetables and fruits and sells them from a truck to commercial markets. In this clip, learn how truck farms flourished, spurred on by a growing canning industry and the availability of immigrant laborers transported from Baltimore to pick the crops.


Changes in Anne Arundel County (Windows Media)
After slavery ended and industry grew in Northern Anne Arundel County, a new form of farming was developed called “truck farming.” A truck farm is a farm that grows vegetables and fruits and sells them from a truck to commercial markets. In this clip, learn how truck farms flourished, spurred on by a growing canning industry and the availability of immigrant laborers transported from Baltimore to pick the crops.


Constitution Part Five (RealVideo)
This six part video features Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer discussing the Constitution with high school students. This video was designed to help students understand the importance and relevance of the Constitution. This video was made by the Annenberg Foundation to help schools comply with the Byrd Amendment, the new federal law that requires schools to offer an educational program on Constitution Day.


Constitution Part Five (Windows Media)
This six part video features Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer discussing the Constitution with high school students. This video was designed to help students understand the importance and relevance of the Constitution. This video was made by the Annenberg Foundation to help schools comply with the Byrd Amendment, the new federal law that requires schools to offer an educational program on Constitution Day.


Constitution Part Four (RealVideo)
This six part video features Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer discussing the Constitution with high school students. This video was designed to help students understand the importance and relevance of the Constitution. This video was made by the Annenberg Foundation to help schools comply with the Byrd Amendment, the new federal law that requires schools to offer an educational program on Constitution Day.


Constitution Part Four (Windows Media)
This six part video features Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer discussing the Constitution with high school students. This video was designed to help students understand the importance and relevance of the Constitution. This video was made by the Annenberg Foundation to help schools comply with the Byrd Amendment, the new federal law that requires schools to offer an educational program on Constitution Day.


Constitution Part One (RealVideo)
This six part video features Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer discussing the Constitution with high school students. This video was designed to help students understand the importance and relevance of the Constitution. This video was made by the Annenberg Foundation to help schools comply with the Byrd Amendment, the new federal law that requires schools to offer an educational program on Constitution Day.


Constitution Part One (Windows Media)
This six part video features Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer discussing the Constitution with high school students. This video was designed to help students understand the importance and relevance of the Constitution. This video was made by the Annenberg Foundation to help schools comply with the Byrd Amendment, the new federal law that requires schools to offer an educational program on Constitution Day.


Constitution Part Six (RealVideo)
This six part video features Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer discussing the Constitution with high school students. This video was designed to help students understand the importance and relevance of the Constitution. This video was made by the Annenberg Foundation to help schools comply with the Byrd Amendment, the new federal law that requires schools to offer an educational program on Constitution Day.


Constitution Part Six (Windows Media)
This six part video features Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer discussing the Constitution with high school students. This video was designed to help students understand the importance and relevance of the Constitution. This video was made by the Annenberg Foundation to help schools comply with the Byrd Amendment, the new federal law that requires schools to offer an educational program on Constitution Day.


Constitution Part Three (RealVideo)
This six part video features Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer discussing the Constitution with high school students. This video was designed to help students understand the importance and relevance of the Constitution. This video was made by the Annenberg Foundation to help schools comply with the Byrd Amendment, the new federal law that requires schools to offer an educational program on Constitution Day.


Constitution Part Three (Windows Media)
This six part video features Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer discussing the Constitution with high school students. This video was designed to help students understand the importance and relevance of the Constitution. This video was made by the Annenberg Foundation to help schools comply with the Byrd Amendment, the new federal law that requires schools to offer an educational program on Constitution Day.


Constitution Part Two (RealVideo)
This six part video features Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer discussing the Constitution with high school students. This video was designed to help students understand the importance and relevance of the Constitution. This video was made by the Annenberg Foundation to help schools comply with the Byrd Amendment, the new federal law that requires schools to offer an educational program on Constitution Day.


Constitution Part Two (Windows Media
This six part video features Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer discussing the Constitution with high school students. This video was designed to help students understand the importance and relevance of the Constitution. This video was made by the Annenberg Foundation to help schools comply with the Byrd Amendment, the new federal law that requires schools to offer an educational program on Constitution Day.


Dr. Benjamin Quarles (RealVideo)
Dr. Benjamin Quarles devoted his life to researching African American history. Through his lectures, writings, and teachings, he stimulated the love of history in many people. Quarles wrote six books on African American history, including a biography on Frederick Douglass (which he also published). Quarles is the recipient of many awards, including the Smithsonian Institution of Lifetime Achievement Award.


Dr. Benjamin Quarles (Windows Media)
Dr. Benjamin Quarles devoted his life to researching African American history. Through his lectures, writings, and teachings, he stimulated the love of history in many people. Quarles wrote six books on African American history, including a biography on Frederick Douglass (which he also published). Quarles is the recipient of many awards, including the Smithsonian Institution of Lifetime Achievement Award.


Egyptian (RealVideo)
Through images of magnificent Egyptian art, this segment takes you on a journey back to a time and place where pharaohs ruled and art was sacred for both the living and the dead. Featured ancient art includes sculptures, gold figurines, jewelry, and luxurious objects with which the Egyptians furnished some of their tombs.


Egyptian (Windows Media)
Through images of magnificent Egyptian art, this segment takes you on a journey back to a time and place where pharaohs ruled and art was sacred for both the living and the dead. Featured ancient art includes sculptures, gold figurines, jewelry, and luxurious objects with which the Egyptians furnished some of their tombs.


Electoral College Part Four (RealOne)
In this episode of State Circle, guests debate the pros and cons of the electoral college in the light of the 2004 presidential election. Learn reasons why the Electoral College is important for small states such as Maryland and why some want to reform the electoral process.


Electoral College Part Four (Windows Media)
In this episode of State Circle, guests debate the pros and cons of the electoral college in the light of the 2004 presidential election. Learn reasons why the Electoral College is important for small states such as Maryland and why some want to reform the electoral process


Electoral College Part One (RealOne)
In this episode of State Circle, guests debate the pros and cons of the electoral college in the light of the 2004 presidential election. Learn reasons why the Electoral College is important for small states such as Maryland and why some want to reform the electoral process.


Electoral College Part One (Windows Media)
In this episode of State Circle, guests debate the pros and cons of the electoral college in the light of the 2004 presidential election. Learn reasons why the Electoral College is important for small states such as Maryland and why some want to reform the electoral process.


Electoral College Part Three (RealOne)
In this episode of State Circle, guests debate the pros and cons of the electoral college in the light of the 2004 presidential election. Learn reasons why the Electoral College is important for small states such as Maryland and why some want to reform the electoral process.


Electoral College Part Two (RealOne)
In this episode of State Circle, guests debate the pros and cons of the electoral college in the light of the 2004 presidential election. Learn reasons why the Electoral College is important for small states such as Maryland and why some want to reform the electoral process.


Ferdinand Latrobe (RealVideo)
Ferdinand Latrobe, seven-time mayor of Baltimore, is featured in this excerpt. Serving the city between 1875 and 1895, Latrobe oversaw a period of great growth. Dozens of streets were paved and extended. Public works projects, such as extending sewer lines, building Lakes Montebello and Clifton, and providing a permanent water supply line from the Gunpowder River, were undertaken under his administrations. Explore this exciting time in Baltimore’s history through the eyes of one of its most prominent leaders.


Ferdinand Latrobe (Windows Media)
Ferdinand Latrobe, seven-time mayor of Baltimore, is featured in this excerpt. Serving the city between 1875 and 1895, Latrobe oversaw a period of great growth. Dozens of streets were paved and extended. Public works projects, such as extending sewer lines, building Lakes Montebello and Clifton, and providing a permanent water supply line from the Gunpowder River, were undertaken under his administrations. Explore this exciting time in Baltimore’s history through the eyes of one of its most prominent leaders.


Frederick County Museum Discovery (RealOne)
The twenty-four museums and historical sites of Frederick County hold a discovery weekend to launch the opening of the museums each spring. In this clip, take a tour of a few of these museums, including the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor, and the Schiffferstadt Architectural Museum.


Frederick County Museum Discovery (Windows Media)
The twenty-four museums and historical sites of Frederick County hold a discovery weekend to launch the opening of the museums each spring. In this clip, take a tour of a few of these museums, including the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor, and the Schiffferstadt Architectural Museum.


Free Blacks in Anne Arundel (RealVideo)
This piece features free African-Americans who lived and worked in Annapolis. Learn about the work of Black watermen in Annapolis and the part the Naval Academy played in giving work to free African-Americans. The story of John B. Anderson is also featured here. Anderson was an African-American Civil War veteran who took on the city of Annapolis over voting rights legislation, and won back his right to vote.


Free Blacks in Anne Arundel (Windows Media)
This piece features free African-Americans who lived and worked in Annapolis. Learn about the work of Black watermen in Annapolis and the part the Naval Academy played in giving work to free African-Americans. The story of John B. Anderson is also featured here. Anderson was an African-American Civil War veteran who took on the city of Annapolis over voting rights legislation, and won back his right to vote.


Harriet Tubman: All Aboard (Real Video)
Discover secret signs, messages and songs that Harriet Tubman used as she helped over 300 slaves escape from slavery on the Underground Railroad. View actual sites from Harriet Tubman’s life in Dorchester County, Maryland. (Closed Captioning)


Harriet Tubman: All Aboard (Windows Media)
Discover secret signs, messages and songs that Harriet Tubman used as she helped over 300 slaves escape from slavery on the Underground Railroad. View actual sites from Harriet Tubman’s life in Dorchester County, Maryland. (Closed Captioning)


Jewish Synagogue Excavation (RealVideo)
The first Jewish synagogue in Maryland was located in the second story of a building in Fells Point. In this clip, the process of excavating the property is explained.


Jewish Synagogue Excavation (Windows Media)
The first Jewish synagogue in Maryland was located in the second story of a building in Fells Point. In this clip, the process of excavating the property is explained.


Judge Robert B Watts (RealVideo)
Judge Robert B. Watts was the first African American judge appointed to the Municipal Court in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1961. In 1995, he was awarded the Elizabeth Gilman Award from the American Civil Liberties Union. Learn more about Judge Robert B. Watts in this segment, which features an interview with Mrs. Jacquelyn Watts (Judge Watts’ widow), as well as archival photographs.


Judge Robert B Watts (Windows Media)
Judge Robert B. Watts was the first African American judge appointed to the Municipal Court in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1961. In 1995, he was awarded the Elizabeth Gilman Award from the American Civil Liberties Union. Learn more about Judge Robert B. Watts in this segment, which features an interview with Mrs. Jacquelyn Watts (Judge Watts’ widow), as well as archival photographs.


Lillie Mae Jackson (RealVideo)
Lillie Mae Jackson was a political and civil rights leader known for battling racial injustices. Born in Baltimore in 1889, Jackson - a former teacher – was a well-known organizer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and was elected president of the Baltimore branch. In this clip, learn about Jackson’s achievements, which include increasing Baltimore’s NAACP membership from five members to over seventeen thousand.


Lillie Mae Jackson (Windows Media)
Lillie Mae Jackson was a political and civil rights leader known for battling racial injustices. Born in Baltimore in 1889, Jackson - a former teacher – was a well-known organizer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and was elected president of the Baltimore branch. In this clip, learn about Jackson’s achievements, which include increasing Baltimore’s NAACP membership from five members to over seventeen thousand.


Linda Day Clark (RealVideo)
Linda Day Clark is a still photographer who sees beauty in ordinary people. In this clip, learn about Clark's journey through an inner-city community in West Baltimore as she takes pictures that capture African American’s going about their daily life.


Linda Day Clark (Windows Media)
Linda Day Clark is a still photographer who sees beauty in ordinary people. In this clip, learn about Clark's journey through an inner-city community in West Baltimore as she takes pictures that capture African American’s going about their daily life.


London Town (RealVideo)
London Town was a river port in Anne Arundel County created by an act of the General Assembly. This segment explores how its strategic location contributed to its success. The town rivaled Annapolis in population and economic activity and was a major transportation route to the north and south. This segment also looks at the development of the shipbuilding industry in the area and the ultimate loss of the town’s economic power.


London Town (Windows Media)
London Town was a river port in Anne Arundel County created by an act of the General Assembly. This segment explores how its strategic location contributed to its success. The town rivaled Annapolis in population and economic activity and was a major transportation route to the north and south. This segment also looks at the development of the shipbuilding industry in the area and the ultimate loss of the town’s economic power.


Lost in Maryland History: Antietam (Windows Media)
As a scout for the Union army during the Civil War, Bob the Vid Tech scouts out the position of Confederate troops before the battle of Anteitam in 1862. As he travels, he learns the cause of the war and hears stories of those in the midst of the war.


Lost in Maryland History: Fort McHenry (RealVideo)
Travel with Bob the Vid Tech back in time to 1814 on the evening of the British attack on Fort McHenry.


Lost in Maryland History: Fort McHenry (Windows Media)
Travel with Bob the Vid Tech back in time to 1814 on the evening of the British attack on Fort McHenry.


Lost in Maryland History: St. Mary’s City (Windows Media)
Bob the Vid Tech travels back in time to 1687 and mistakenly becomes an indentured servant in colonial St. Mary's City. After learning the requirements of his indenture, Bob watches as his indentured contract is printed by a printing press.


Lost in Maryland History: St. Mary's City (RealOne)
Bob the Vid Tech travels back in time to 1687 and mistakenly becomes an indentured servant in colonial St. Mary's City. After learning the requirements of his indenture, Bob watches as his indentured contract is printed by a printing press.


Margaret Brent (RealVideo)
Margaret Brent was the first woman in the English-speaking world to demand equality with men, by asking the General Assembly for the right to vote. She arrived in St. Mary’s County, Maryland in 1638 and became the first female landowner and taxpayer in the state. Brent’s story is one that resonates even today.


Margaret Brent (Windows Media)
Margaret Brent was the first woman in the English-speaking world to demand equality with men, by asking the General Assembly for the right to vote. She arrived in St. Mary’s County, Maryland in 1638 and became the first female landowner and taxpayer in the state. Brent’s story is one that resonates even today.


Maryland Tobacco Plantation (RealVideo)
Journey back in time to the mid-1600s and visit a Maryland tobacco plantation. Historical actors recreate a day of life on the plantation, including work and mealtimes. This clip also includes a visit to a tenant’s house.


Maryland Tobacco Plantation (Windows Media)
Journey back in time to the mid-1600s and visit a Maryland tobacco plantation. Historical actors recreate a day of life on the plantation, including work and mealtimes. This clip also includes a visit to a tenant’s house.


Piscataway Indian Museum (RealVideo)
Natalie Proctor, co-founder of the Piscataway Indian Museum and the Native American Cultural Center, extends her heritage to others by providing educational tours, hands-on exhibits, and workshops about Native American art and culture. In this clip, children learn how Native American culture is being preserved in Maryland.


Piscataway Indian Museum (Windows Media)
Natalie Proctor, co-founder of the Piscataway Indian Museum and the Native American Cultural Center, extends her heritage to others by providing educational tours, hands-on exhibits, and workshops about Native American art and culture. In this clip, children learn how Native American culture is being preserved in Maryland.


Pride II Crosses the Atlantic (RealVideo)
Travel across the Atlantic with the Pride of Baltimore II, reversing the course of the historical Ark and Dove that took early Maryland settlers to the New World. The account of the trip from St. Mary’s City, Maryland to London includes a voice-over from Captain Jan Miles, who comments on the highlights of the trip.


Pride II Crosses the Atlantic (Windows Media)
Travel across the Atlantic with the Pride of Baltimore II, reversing the course of the historical Ark and Dove that took early Maryland settlers to the New World. The account of the trip from St. Mary’s City, Maryland to London includes a voice-over from Captain Jan Miles, who comments on the highlights of the trip.


Sacred Symbols Sacred Trusts (Windows Media)
Native American heritage and culture is celebrated through traditional dancing. Learn the importance of eagles to this tradition as you watch a family preparing their son’s bustle.


Settling in Frederick County (RealVideo)
Fredericktown (today’s Frederick) has always been the crossroads of activity in Frederick County, Maryland. Learn how its centrality led it to play a crucial role the community development of this region during the mid-1700s. This segment explores the stories of many settlers who traveled to this are in search of new lives. The clip features a look at the life of one of these settlers, Susanna Beatty, the Scots-Irish widow who purchased two thousand acres to become a prime landowner in Frederick County.


Settling in Frederick County (Windows Media)
Fredericktown (today’s Frederick) has always been the crossroads of activity in Frederick County, Maryland. Lean how its centrality led it to play a crucial role the community development of this region during the mid-1700s. This segment explores the stories of many settlers who traveled to this are in search of new lives. The clip features a look at the life of one of these settlers, Susanna Beatty, the Scots-Irish widow who purchased two thousand acres to become a prime landowner in Frederick County.


Star Spangled Banner (RealVideo)
Set to the music of the national anthem, students are shown scenes of the American victory during the War of 1812, helping to put meaning to the lyrics.


Star Spangled Banner (Windows Media)
Set to the music of the national anthem, students are shown scenes of the American victory during the War of 1812, helping to put meaning to the lyrics.


Station on the Underground Railroad: Emmanuel Episcopal Church (RealVideo)
The Emmanuel Episcopal Church, built on the remains of a fort, served as a station on the Underground Railroad. Learn about this and other African American historical sites in this video clip featuring stories of Cumberland, Maryland. (Closed Captioning)


Sylvester Campbell (RealVideo)
This clip features Sylvester Campbell, a mentor and model for African Americans in the world of classical ballet. Campbell’s love of the dance and exquisite sense of movement made him one of the most prominent African American ballet dancers of modern times. Learn about his career—which included prominent roles with many European ballet companies—and his efforts to encourage other dancers, epitomized by his role as the First Artistic Dance Director at the prestigious Baltimore School for the Arts.


Sylvester Campbell (Windows Media)
This clip features Sylvester Campbell, a mentor and model for African Americans in the world of classical ballet. Campbell’s love of the dance and exquisite sense of movement made him one of the most prominent African American ballet dancers of modern times. Learn about his career—which included prominent roles with many European ballet companies—and his efforts to encourage other dancers, epitomized by his role as the First Artistic Dance Director at the prestigious Baltimore School for the Arts.


The American Revolution (RealVideo)
The Revolutionary War between the American colonies and Great Britain lead to the formation of the independent United States. In this segment, learn about the impact the American Revolution had on Anne Arundel County, and the part prominent Marylanders William Paca, Charles Carroll, Samuel Chase, and Thomas Stone played in the Revolution as signers of the Declaration of Independence.


The American Revolution (Windows Media)
The Revolutionary War between the American colonies and Great Britain lead to the formation of the independent United States. In this segment, learn about the impact the American Revolution had on Anne Arundel County, and the part prominent Marylanders William Paca, Charles Carroll, Samuel Chase, and Thomas Stone played inn the Revolution as signers of the Declaration of Independence.


The Great Baltimore Fire (RealVideo)
One of Baltimore’s worst tragedies began on a cold Sunday morning in February, 1904. A dry-goods warehouse caught fire and exploded, setting many surrounding buildings on fire. Before the fire was contained, it had destroyed over 140 acres of city land and property. In this clip, learn about the massive destruction caused by Baltimore’s Great Fire and how citizens banded together to rebuild their city.


The Great Baltimore Fire (Windows Media)
One of Baltimore’s worst tragedies began on a cold Sunday morning in February, 1904. A dry-goods warehouse caught fire and exploded, setting many surrounding buildings on fire. Before the fire was contained, it had destroyed over 140 acres of city land and property. In this clip, learn about the massive destruction caused by Baltimore’s Great Fire and how citizens banded together to rebuild their city.


Theodore Roosevelt McKeldon (RealVideo)
The life of Theodore Roosevelt McKelden is a true rags-to-riches story. McKelden, one of eight boys, grew up in a poor section of Baltimore called Pigtown and had little formal education as a child. In this segment, learn how McKelden advanced his education and became a strong figure in both Baltimore and Maryland politics.


Theodore Roosevelt McKeldon (Windows Media)
The life of Theodore Roosevelt McKelden is a true rags-to-riches story. McKelden, one of eight boys, grew up in a poor section of Baltimore called Pigtown and had little formal education as a child. In this segment, learn how McKelden advanced his education and became a strong figure in both Baltimore and Maryland politics.


Thurgood Marshall (RealVideo)
Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native, was a pioneer in the civil rights movement and the first African American to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. In this clip, learn about Marshall’s fight for equal rights for all Americans, his success in the Donald Gaines Murray case that desegregated the University of Maryland Law School, and his nomination to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967.


Thurgood Marshall (Windows Media)
Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimore native, was a pioneer in the civil rights movement and the first African American to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. In this clip, learn about Marshall’s fight for equal rights for all Americans, his success in the Donald Gaines Murray case that desegregated the University of Maryland Law School, and his nomination to the Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson in 1967.


US Naval Academy in Annapolis (RealVideo)
Annapolis gained new life in 1850, when the United States Naval Academy was formed from the smaller Naval School that had been built on the Fort Severn army post. This segment explores interesting facts about the Academy, including its role during the American Civil War.


US Naval Academy in Annapolis (Windows Media)
Annapolis gained new life in 1850, when the United States Naval Academy was formed from the smaller Naval School that had been built on the Fort Severn army post. This segment explores interesting facts about the Academy, including its role during the American Civil War.


Verda Freeman Welcome (RealVideo)
This clip features Verda Freeman Welcome, a politician, civil rights crusader, and community activist from Baltimore. In 1959 Welcome became the first African-American woman elected to Maryland's House of Delegates. In 1962 she was elected as the country's first African-American state senator.


Verda Freeman Welcome (Windows Media)
This clip features Verda Freeman Welcome, a politician, civil rights crusader, and community activist from Baltimore. In 1959 Welcome became the first African-American woman elected to Maryland's House of Delegates. In 1962 she was elected as the country's first African-American state senator.


Violet Hill Whyte (RealVideo)
In 1937, Violet Hill Whyte became the first African American law enforcement officer for Baltimore City. In this video short, learn interesting things about Whyte’s career, including her service as an undercover officer.


Violet Hill Whyte (Windows Media)
In 1937, Violet Hill Whyte became the first African American law enforcement officer for Baltimore City. In this video short, learn interesting things about Whyte’s career, including her service as an undercover officer.


Yom Kippur (RealVideo)
Learn about the origin, purpose, and meaning of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Rabbi Jonathan Perlman explains the significance of this solemn day and describes some of the customs and traditions that are an important part of its observance.


Yom Kippur (Windows Media)
Learn about the origin, purpose, and meaning of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Rabbi Jonathan Perlman explains the significance of this solemn day and describes some of the customs and traditions that are an important part of its observance.


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