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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Smithsonian Marks Creation Of Land-Grant Colleges

In the midst of an all-consuming Civil War 150 years ago, Congress was able to pass legislation that would transform higher education.

07/06/2012

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Library Marks 1862 Creation Of Land-Grant Colleges

The Library of Congress is celebrating key decisions made 150 years ago that spread access to higher education and knowledge from the wealthy to the masses.

06/22/2012

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