Saturday, February 5, 2022

On C-SPAN 2: The White House Historical Association's 60th anniversary



American History TV — Saturdays on C-SPAN2

FEB. 5, 2022




What's new this week?

Bakari SellersWhite House Historical Association 60th Anniversary
The Weekly: U.S. Congress members and the Washington NFL team's name



Bakari Sellers, My Vanishing Country   
on Lectures in History®

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Former South Carolina representative Bakari Sellers joins a Citadel military college class to talk about African American history in the state and his own political career. The class, which examines why a new African American history museum is being built in Charleston, is taught by former mayor Joseph Riley and Professor Kerry Taylor. 


White House Historical Association 60th Anniversary  
on The Presidency

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Caroline Kennedy, first lady Jill Biden and others remember Jacqueline Kennedy's work in the 1961 founding of the White House Historical Association. Stewart McLaurin, president of the association, shares highlights from the 60th anniversary gala event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


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New from C-SPAN Podcasts


The Weekly
This week, the Washington Football Team officially unveiled a new name: the Commanders. The announcement came after an 18-month review prompted by years of controversy — a controversy that even made its way to Congress. The newest episode of The Weekly looks back to when U.S. representatives and senators urged the team to get rid of its former name, which many over the years called racist.


OCT. 5, 2001:
“Number 1, we're never going to change the name, the Washington Redskins. ... It means tradition.
It means greatness. It means fighting for the Redskins, fighting for Washington, D.C.”


OCT. 23, 2019:
“It’s remarkable that the NFL commissioners and owners continue to sanction the racist and shameful use of the term ‘Redskin’ to describe Native Americans — and then profit from it.”



Also this week: Five former employees of the newly renamed Commanders testified before lawmakers on the NFL's investigation into the team's workplace environment. Watch their testimony here.



On the newest episode of Booknotes+, journalist and author Bethany McLean discusses her work and the recent trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. Last month, Ms. McLean wrote an essay about her reaction to the verdict in the Theranos case, saying, "For those who believe she was guilty of a great crime, it's a disappointing verdict."

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