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The following documents demonstrate the tremendous concern of the Association of Manhattan Project Scientists toward nuclear power in peacetime. On the right is one of many drafts that shaped a collective statement from the scientists released just after the war. These drafts were edited by Dr. Francis Bonner and Dr. Irving Kaplan, lead...
Despite unfair compensation, segregation, and even legal bars on military service, African Americans have served in every conflict in United States history.
Shortly before 8 a.m. on Sunday, December 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack against US armed forces in Hawaii. Photographs from the Gilder Lehrman Collection juxtapose the viewpoints of Japanese pilots and US personnel on the ground.
For more than 225 years the principle of freedom and our understanding of its implications have evolved dramatically. The selections from this exhibition invite you to read the words and see the images of the men and women who forged this nation. Their words and images provide insights into the complexity of the past. James G. Basker, the president of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, guides viewers through this exploration of the evolution of liberty in the United States.