Iran Hostages

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“Tie a Yellow Ribbon:” The Origin of the National Response to the Iran Hostage Crisis
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In November 1979, 52 Americans in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran were taken hostage by Iranian students. Everyone, from the most junior staff members to the person in charge of the embassy, were taken and held in captivity for 444 days. Closely following the crisis for over a year, the public wanted to show their…

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Diplomacy Classroom Iran Hostages' Homecoming
Diplomacy Classroom: The Iran Hostages’ Homecoming
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The Iran Hostage Crisis began on November 4, 1979, when 52 Americans were forcibly detained by Iranian militants until their release on January 20, 1981, for a total of 444 days in captivity. In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of their release, Diplomacy Classroom welcomes NMAD Collections Manager, Eric Duyck, who will share the story and significance of the items which bore witness to the ordeal.

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John Limbert: Bringing Meaning to a “Bunch of Old Clothes”
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Think of an historic event you personally witnessed or experienced first hand. Do you remember what you wore? NMAD  has several articles of clothing in its collection belonging to diplomats who served on the front lines. The museum intends to interpret several of these items in its permanent exhibit, “The Challenging and Dangerous Work of…

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