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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 09:59 AM

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton,' History Teaching Get Capitol Honor

Source: NBC

WASHINGTON – Playwright, actor and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda accepted an award at the Capitol Tuesday in a room with a likeness of Alexander Hamilton, whose story Miranda brought to Broadway and who's role in history he's implanted in the American conscience.

Manuel Miranda was honored with the 2017 Freedom Award from the United States Capitol Historical Society. The society said it was given to Miranda for his creation of “Hamilton,” Miranda’s broadway smash that has won 11 Tony awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The award also recognized his work with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Hamilton Education Program. The program brings low-income high school students to the Hamilton performances for $10.

The ceremony where Miranda accepted the award was held in Statuary Hall in the Capitol, which includes a statue of Alexander, the nation’s first U.S Treasurer.

“We give him this award because of his unique ability to engage new audiences with our history and his dedication to inspiring informed civic participation,” Don Carlson, the historical society’s chair said in a statement.


Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/lin-manuel-miranda-s-hamilton-history-teaching-gets-capitol-honor-n800871

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demmiblue Sep 13 OP
Lotusflower70 Sep 13 #1
demmiblue Sep 13 #3
Lotusflower70 Sep 13 #8
demmiblue Sep 13 #2
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demmiblue Sep 13 #5
all american girl Sep 13 #6
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:04 AM

1. That's fantastic

Congrats to Lin-Manuel Miranda. My son, who is very much into history and politics is studying Hamilton right now in college and they use the musical.

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Response to Lotusflower70 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:26 AM

3. Cool beans!

I wish I had the finances to see the play in NYC. YouTube clips will have to make do!

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:48 PM

8. I know right

He isn't a musical fan but loves rap so that helps. I am so glad it was so successful.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:06 AM

2. A few of his tweets (he is one of my faves on Twitter):

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:28 AM

4. I'm actually going to see Hamilton next week. Can't wait!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 10:28 AM

5. 70th Annual Tony Awards 'Hamilton' (with intro from Michelle and Barack):




Plus this, just because:

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:51 AM

6. I swear, every day I'm quoting a line or singing a song

that fits in with the day...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:11 PM

7. "How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman...

dropped in the middle of a forgotten ppot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor

grow up to be a hero and a scholar?"

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