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In a famous letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband, John Adams, urging him not to forget about the nation’s women when fighting for America’s independence from Great Britain. This video clip from Baruch College Professor Carol Berkin’s class “Women of the American Revolution: Remarkable Stories You’ve Never Heard” describes how traditionally taught and widely accepted history of the American Revolution leaves out the many roles women played – and sets the record straight!
On March 31, 1943 the groundbreaking musical Oklahoma opened on Broadway. The show had no big-name stars involved, was based on relatively obscure source material, and was an ambitious experiment in integrating music, and dance in service of storytelling rather than spectacle. Its unexpected success is detailed in this video clip from Kaufman Center / NYU professor Sean Hartley’s presentation “Four Memorable Musicals That Changed Broadway.”
On March 31, 1968 President Lyndon Johnson announced that he would not run for re-election nor accept the nomination of the Democratic Party, if offered. Columbia University professor Michael Sparer contrasts the leadership styles of LBJ and FDR in “The Political Genius of FDR and LBJ.“ This video clip explains how World War II brought out the very best in one – and the Vietnam War unfortunately brought out the worst in the other.