Welcome to this week's ThinkND Weekly Digest. On Independence Day weekend, our selections today focus on historical events from pre-Revolutionary War to the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976.

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The Power of My Pen to Describe: Ten American Diaries, 1750-1900

Part of the Rare Books and Special Collections at Hesburgh Libraries, this exhibit features ten unpublished American diaries ranging from 1750 through 1900. The authors range from a soldier in King George's War, to a traveler on the Oregon Trail, to a textile factory worker in Massachusetts.
The Power of My Pen to Describe: Ten American Diaries, 1750-1900
Read time: 5 minutes

"Absolution Under Fire"

On campus, the statue is colloquially known as "Fair Catch Corby." But the statue represents Rev. William J. Corby, C.S.C., delivering a general absolution to soldiers during the Battle of Gettysburg. Learn more about the moment on July 2, 1863, and the painting "Absolution Under Fire" by Paul Henry Wood.
Absolution Under Fire
Watch time: 5 minutes

Broadcasting the Bicentennial Birthday Bash: History, Myth, and Ideology in Television's Celebration of 1776

The United States' bicentennial celebration in 1976 prompted reflection on the country's past, present and future. Associate Professor Christine Becker uses rare clips from the Peabody Awards Collection to analyze how the United States used television to celebrate the occasion.
Broadcasting the Bicentennial Birthday Bash: History
Watch time: 56 minutes
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Kylemore Book Club: Literature & Film in Lockdown

Join us for Week 4 of Literature & Film in Lockdown, a new, free, multimedia, educational enrichment program that examines literary works and movies set in times of quarantine. Led by Professor Barry McCrea, this week's read "The Plague" by Albert Camus is accompanied by explainer videos and a weekly interactive Zoom session.

Join us for the live discussion on Wednesday, July 8, at 1 PM EDT with Prof. Barry McCrea about "The Plague." Participants can ask questions and discuss the film.
Tune in live this week for virtual events from Notre Dame:

Notre Dame Shakespeare Intimacy Direction Workshop
Tue, July 7, 7 PM EDT
Join multi-disciplinary actor and artist Sarah Scanlon for an exclusive workshop.

Notre Dame Shakespeare Stage Management Workshop
Tue, July 9, 7 PM EDT
Join Debra Gasper, Shakespeare at Notre Dame’s general manager, for a workshop.

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