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A. Philip Randolph

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(1889–1979), union head and civil rights leader.

A socialist, Asa Philip Randolph saw economic empowerment as the key to African-American advancement, a philosophy he espoused in...

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American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) was founded in 1848 to facilitate communication among scientists and to establish an authoritative public presence for science...

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American Indian Movement

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — United States History.

(AIM)

A militant organization emerging from the growth of a pan-American Indian identity in 1968 to advance American Indian cultural, legal, and property claims. Some of its...

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Arlington National Cemetery

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The American national burial ground in Arlington County, Virginia, which is the resting place of important soldiers and statesman.

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Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Art.

(1764–1820).

English-born Moravian architect of French descent, educated in England and Saxony (where he absorbed many advanced ideas, partly through Freemasonry), who introduced...

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Bonus Army

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A group of over 20,000 World War I veterans who marched on Washington, D.C., to receive their World War I bonus during the summer of 1932. Most of the veterans ...

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Capitol

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While drawing up plans for the city of Washington, the French architect Pierre L'Enfant called Capitol Hill a “pedestal waiting for a monument.” He chose the hill as the site ...

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Charles Bird King

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(1785–1862).

Painter. Although chiefly a portraitist, he is remembered especially for a few innovative still lifes that incorporate thematically related objects in unsettling...

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Charles Bulfinch

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(1763–1844).

Boston-born, he was one of the USA's first native-born professional architects. His work tended to combine Colonial Georgian and Adam styles in a frugal...

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Charles Remond Douglass

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(b. 21 October 1844; d. 24 November 1920), soldier, journalist, and government clerk.

Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, Charles Remond Douglass was the third and youngest son of...

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