The National Archives Hosts Daytime Programs in November
Press Release · Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Washington, DC

The National Archives presents a series of daytime programs in November.  These programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, and most will be  streamed live on the National Archives YouTube Channel.  Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.

FILM SCREENING: The Luft Gangster: Memoirs of a Second Class Hero

Wednesday, November 9, at noon

In commemoration of Veterans Day and the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American fighter pilots in American history, this documentary film features fighter pilot (Red Tail) Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson. After heroically serving his country in World War II, Alex returned home to racism, bigotry, and segregation. This award-winning film is an inspirational and fascinating account of bravery, perseverance, and character. (2016; 70 minutes) The film’s director, Mike Rott, will introduce the film and answer audience questions.

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PRESENTATION:  The Federal Register and the Electoral College  

Thursday, November 10, at 2 p.m.

The Federal Register’s Director of Legal Affairs and Policy, Amy Bunk, will discuss the function of the Electoral College in Presidential elections as well as the Federal Register’s role in disseminating government regulations, proposed rules and notices, Executive orders, proclamations, and other Presidential documents. Presentation materials available online.  

BOOK TALK:  Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime

Tuesday, November 15, at noon

Author James Conroy will discuss Lincoln’s White House, a book that brings to life the executive mansion and the people who knew it. Conroy explores daily life and day-to-day business during the most tumultuous Civil War years. Drawing on primary sources, Conroy takes the reader on a behind-the-scenes tour that provides new insight into how Lincoln lived and led the government. Presented in partnership with The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia. A book signing follows the program.

BOOK TALK:  Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents

Friday, November 18, at noon

Talmage Boston seeks out what made our major Presidents tick and what caused their lives to play out as they did. In Cross-Examining History, Boston interviews Presidential insiders to get insights about America’s past that can help us better understand our present situation and provide a more informed expectation about our future.  A book signing follows the program.

BOOK TALK:  Countdown to Pearl Harbor: Twelve Days to the Attack

Wednesday, November 30, at noon

Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Steve Twomey takes a fascinating look at the 12 days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—the warnings, clues, and missteps. Twomey unravels the crucial characters and moments and produces a dramatic account of America at this moment in its history.  A book signing follows the program.

Related Featured Document Display

75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor: “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”

On December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked a joint session of Congress for a declaration of war in response to Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. On display is the U.S. Senate’s copy of President Roosevelt’s famous “Day of Infamy” speech. East Rotunda Gallery, November 10, 2016–January 4, 2017


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