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Kenneth C. Davis

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Southern Groups Celebrate Civil War's 150-Year Anniversary

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Celebrating the Civil War may not sound like a joyful party for southerners, and celebrating the Confederacy is far from politically correct. Yet some groups in the South are planning to mark the 150th anniversary of the Confederacy's secession from the United States by doing exactly that.

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History Teacher Shares Unkown Parts of U.S. History

Thursday, October 21, 2010

There have been several cases this week of public officials and public schools incorrectly describing aspects of U.S. history and civics. We talk with Mark Oglesby, a high school history teacher, about some important, yet unknown, facts from U.S. history that he believes all his students — and all Americans — should be armed with. Author Kenneth Davis also joins in.

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Virginia 4th Grade Textbook Claims Thousands of Blacks Fought for Confederacy

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A textbook distributed to Virginia's fourth graders states that African Americans served in the Confederate Army by the thousands. The book, "Our Virginia: Past and Present" was distributed for the first time last month to outcry from parents and educators.

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Working Knowledge

Friday, August 31, 2007

We kick off the Labor Day weekend with our Labor Day news quiz and your stories about moonlighting. Quizmaster Ken Davis is the author of the "Don't Know Much About" series, including the latest, Don't Know Much About Anything: Everything You Need to Know but Never Learned About People, Places, ...

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Working Knowledge

Friday, August 31, 2007

More than 7 million Americans work more than one job. On our next program, we'll kick off the Labor Day weekend with your moonlighting stories, which you can post on this website. Also, a Labor Day news quiz from historian Ken Davis, the potential taxi strike next month, a rundown ...

A State of Abstinence

Monday, May 28, 2007

Ken Davis, author of the Don't Know Much About series, explains the meaning and history of Memorial Day.

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Memorial in Sound

Monday, May 28, 2007

For Memorial Day, Dave Isay brings a personal tribute to one American soldier killed in Iraq from his two sisters recorded at the StoryCorps booth. Also: historian Ken Davis on the Civil War origins of the holiday; a proposal for a United States Department of Peace; class conflict in African ...