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USCHS: 2021 Special Events

April 2, 2021

Another Fatal Attack at the U.S. Capitol

Following another fatal attack at the U.S. Capitol, USCHS CEO Jane Campbell spoke with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi about balancing the need to secure the Capitol with maintaining citizens’ access to our nation’s most enduring symbol of democracy.

January 27, 2021

How Do We Move Forward? Contextualizing the January 6th Capitol Insurrection

As our nation continues to grapple with the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol Building – and American democracy itself – the U.S. Capitol Historical Society convened a panel of renowned academics and public figures on January 27th, 2021 to help us make sense of what took place. President/CEO Jane Campbell moderated a discussion between former Senator and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Yale University historian Dr. Joanne B. Freeman, and Emory University political scientist Dr. Andra Gillespie as they examined the historical context, societal realities, and geopolitical impacts of this tragic event.


January 7, 2021

Special Webinar to Discuss the Tragic Events of 1/6/21

The nation is only beginning to process the shock of January 6th’s storming of the U.S. Capitol. After serious consideration, we decided to proceed with our scheduled webinar with Derek W. Black, the Ernest F. Hollings Chair in Constitutional Law at the University of South Carolina. USCHS President and CEO Jane Campbell joined Black for a discussion of topics giving legal and historic context to the extraordinary events of today, including the importance of an educated citizenry and the rule of law.