NPR Specials: Hamilton - A Story of US

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This week on NPR Specials: Hamilton: A Story of US is a one hour Fourth of July holiday special that features the voices of students, the Hamilton cast members, biographer Ron Chernow, the irresistible super hit Hamilton score, and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

In New York City, thousands of students from underserved neighborhoods will see Hamilton as part of an innovative American history curriculum. Captivated by the hip hop music and engaging with both historic and contemporary issues, the students explore the stories and personalities of America's Revolution in their own words and musical performances. Lin-Manuel Miranda says that Hamilton is "a story about America then, told by America now." While bringing diverse voices of young citizens to the old and new questions of a democratic republic, the program will engage a broad spectrum of audiences.

Hamilton: A Story of US will air on Saturday, July 2nd at 19:00 and Monday, July 4th at 8:00.