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American Experience  PBS' flagship history series.

“[I]t was important that people understand that women can do these jobs – going into science, going into technology, doing something that’s not stereotypical.” Frances “Poppy” Northcutt was the first female engineer to work in NASA’s Mission Control. #ChasingTheMoonPBS
#WomenInSTEM #WomensHistoryMonth #History #NASA

"At times, history and fate meet at a single time in a single place, to shape a turning point in man's unending search for freedom. So it was at Lexington and Concord. So it was a century ago at Appomattox. So it was last week in Selma, Alabama." President Lyndon Johnson spoke these words on March 15, 1965, to a joint session of Congress, urging them to pass voting rights legislation. (Photo: @librarycongress)
#ThisDayInHistory #CivilRights #VotingRights #USHistory #LBJ #AmericanHistory #Selma

Girls Scouting in the United States began on March 12, 1912. Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low gathered eighteen girls in Savannah, Georgia for the first Girl Guide troop meeting.

She telephoned her cousin, announcing, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" (Photo: @librarycongress, 1943)
@girlscouts #ThisDayInHistory #OnThisDay

Harriet Tubman is more than an Underground Railroad icon — she is considered the first African American woman to serve in the military. She was a nurse, spy, and scout for the Union Army.

When Tubman died on March 10, 1913, she was buried at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, New York with military honors. (Photo: @librarycongress)
#WomensHistoryMonth #HarrietTubman #History #OTD #TDIH #ThisDayInHistory

Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr., one of the "Original Seven" astronauts, was born on March 6, 1927, in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Astronaut Gordon Cooper flew the final Mercury mission and was, therefore, the last American to fly in space alone. His second and final mission — the two-man, eight-day Gemini 5 —proved that astronauts could endure the time in space needed to accommodate a trip to the moon. (Photo: @NASA)
#ThisDayInHistory #Astronaut #OnThisDay

Just Announced! Our film WOODSTOCK will be premiering at the 2019 @Tribeca Film Festival.

We're exploring the three-day music festival that defined a generation. WOODSTOCK turns the lens back at the audience, at the swarming, impromptu city that grew up overnight on a few acres of farmland. #WoodstockPBS #Tribeca2019

Three-year-old Jennifer Land was confused. She asked her father why she couldn't see the picture he had just taken of her. Good thing her father was @Polaroid founder Edwin H. Land.
On February 21, 1947, he announced the invention of the first instant-picture process, which could produce finished photographs within one minute after taking the picture.
#ThisDayInHistory #OnThisDay #Polaroid #history

Meet Tuffy, the most adorable member of the Sealab II team. A very good boy, Tuffy the bottlenosed dolphin was trained to ferry messages and tools between the surface and the lab 200 feet below. He also knew how to guide lost divers to safety. Tuffy was an early member of the @USNavy Marine Mammal Program. The program remained secret until it was declassified in the early 1990s.
Want to learn more about the Sealab program? Our new documentary #SealabPBS is now streaming online and on the @PBS video app.
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#sealab #documentary #dolphin #militaryhistory

On a February day in 1969, a US Navy crane carefully lowered Sealab III into the Pacific Ocean. It would house an elite group of divers to spend months living and working on the ocean floor.
Ready to dive in? #SealabPBS is now streaming online and on the @pbs video app.

Bond. Captain George Bond. While astronauts had their sights on the moon, Dr. Bond — AKA "Papa Topside" — led the Navy teams breaking depth barrier records underwater.
Learn more about the aquatic Cold War program that led to advances in our understanding of the oceans and human endurance, and the popularity of Jacques Cousteau. SEALAB is now streaming online and on the @pbs video app.
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#scuba #sealab #documentary #history #americanhistory #ushistory

“Survival” by the artist Guy Labree hung in the Tommie family kitchen. In the foreground, there is a group of Seminoles; in the background, there are soldiers. One of the Seminole women is holding a baby with her hand over its mouth. She is killing the baby. Because babies cry, and if it does, the soldiers will find them and kill everyone. Daniel thinks of it often. He is keenly aware that somebody died for him to be here today. The baby in the picture didn’t grow up to fall in love; he didn’t grow up to smell the rain coming, or watch the sunrise, or get to be a parent himself.
#EvergladesPBS
Read more of the stories we heard from Daniel Tommie, his brother, and mother in our series A Place To Remember. See the link in our bio.
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#Miccosukee #Florida #FloridaHistory #Everglades #tamiamitrail #seminoles #Mikasuki #AhTahThiKi

Daniel started working at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum three years ago. He is a demonstrator at the hunting camp. To both pass the time and stay in touch with his family's culture, Daniel carves canoes. He's working on his 17th. But Daniel has never traveled by canoe, the way his mother used to when she was a little girl living on the tree island. When they drive down Highway 41, he catches her looking out the window at all that open land. Daniel knows she longs for it. He knows she left her heart on that island. He has almost located his own.
#EvergladesPBS
Read more of the stories we heard from Daniel Tommie, his brother, and mother in our series A Place To Remember. See the link in our bio.
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#Miccosukee #Florida #FloridaHistory #Everglades #tamiamitrail #seminoles #Mikasuki #AhTahThiKi

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