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this guide provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Alabama Media Foundation.
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National Endowment for the Humanities.
Our thanks to Kathie Farnell, Project Director; Martha Knouss, Smithsonian Institution;
Wes Horner, Executive Producer; Smithsonian Productions; and the following members of the
Project Advisory Committee for their help and advice: Dr. Alwyn Barr, Texas Tech University;
Dr. Guy Bailey, University of Texas; Dr. Richard Bailey, author and historian; Dr. Ira Berlin,
University of Maryland; Dr. Jeutonne Brewer, University of North Carolina;
Dr. Horace Huntley, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; Dr. Robert
Millsap College; and Steven F. Miller, University of Maryland.