In our American Terrorism show, we featured snippets from two well-known songs in the American musical canon. Here are both of these incredible recordings in full. “Precious Lord, Take My …
In 1979 in Greensboro, North Carolina members of the KKK shot and killed five labor and civil rights activists. The city hasn’t forgotten.
The Fall of Saigon marked the bitter end of the American War in Vietnam and the loss of a homeland for hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese people. Many refugees settled in America to start new lives.
In our “Unfreedom” episode we talk with Allison Madar about the evolution of laws affecting indentured servants and enslaved people in early America. Madar’s research draws on a variety of …
Recently, the Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public with exclusively the story of slavery on Louisiana plantations. In doing so, it turns the traditional plantation story inside out. Visitors learn about the men and women who were enslaved there, what they did, and where they came from.
In this special holiday episode, we connect the present to the past as we uncover little-known stories of Virginia spirits, from a recently revived 19th-century julep recipe to an event that draws “women who whiskey.”
We’re talking all things social media, from the history of fake news to the harms of Facebook.
From the nurses who treated wounded men to the journalists who reported the casualties to the wives who fought for the return of POWs, stories of women’s experiences during the Vietnam War.