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 The New Orleans 1900 Race Riot

In July 1900, an interaction between New Orleans police and two black men set off a chain of horrific events. See more »

Show Notes: The Robert Charles Riots

 Show Notes: The Robert Charles Riots

In 1900, riots swept through the city of New Orleans after a man named Robert Charles fired on, and killed, officers from the New Orleans police. See more »

SLCC Live! How Historical Fiction Gets Made

 SLCC Live! How Historical Fiction Gets Made

Tracy and Holly with authors Bryan Young, E.B. Wheeler and Brian McClellan at SLCC about how they weave historical inspiration into their work. See more »

Show Notes: Historical Fiction Live at SLCC

 Show Notes: Historical Fiction Live at SLCC

At Salt Lake Comic Con, Holly and Tracy talk to three writers about how they incorporate history and historical research into their works of fiction. See more »

Mary Alice Nelson, aka Molly Spotted Elk

 Mary Alice Nelson, aka Molly Spotted Elk

Molly was born on Indian Island, Maine, and she turned to dance to help her family make ends meet. But because audiences and companies in the U.S. pushed her toward stereotypical depictions of Native Americans, she eventually took her dancing to France. See more »

Show Notes: Molly 'Spotted Elk'

 Show Notes: Molly 'Spotted Elk'

Mary Alice Nelson, who used the stage name Molly Spotted Elk, was a Penobscot dancer who headed to France to find a more receptive audience to traditional native dances. See more »

Live at the DMA: Pierre de Coubertin and the Modern Olympics

 Live at the DMA: Pierre de Coubertin and the Modern Olympics

Coubertin's vision to unite the world through sport launched the modern Olympic Games. But those first few times out, things weren't always smooth. See more »

Show Notes: The Modern Olympic Games: LIVE!

 Show Notes: The Modern Olympic Games: LIVE!

Pierre de Coubertin is described as the father of the modern Olympic Games, which took a few years to really take off. See more »

John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

 John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia, set out to create an armed revolution of emancipated slaves. Instead, it became a tipping point leading to the U.S. Civil War. See more »

Show Notes: John Brown’s Raid

 Show Notes: John Brown’s Raid

John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry failed at what it set out to do — which was starting an armed uprising of liberated slaves. But it primed the United States for the Civil War. See more »

The Montgolfier Brothers and Their Balloons

 The Montgolfier Brothers and Their Balloons

As man was looking to the skies and yearning to fly, two inventive brothers came up with an idea to set humans aloft. See more »

Show Notes: The Montgolfier Brothers and Their Balloons

 Show Notes: The Montgolfier Brothers and Their Balloons

The Montgolfier Brothers are often credited with inventing hot-air ballooning. Learn about the Montgolfier Brothers and their balloons in this podcast. See more »

The London Match Girls Strike of 1888

 The London Match Girls Strike of 1888

The London Match Girls Strike of 1888 was an important labor rights event, when factory workers protested hazardous and unfair working conditions. See more »

Show Notes: London Match Girls' Strike

 Show Notes: London Match Girls' Strike

In 1888, matchmakers, most of them young women and girls, walked off the job in London's East End. See more »

Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation with John B. King

 Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation with John B. King

Secretary of Education Dr. John B. King Jr. discusses the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. See more »

Show Notes: The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation with Sec. John B. King Jr.

 Show Notes: The Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation with Sec. John B. King Jr.

Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talks to Stuff You Missed in History Class about the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. See more »

Thomas Day’s Quest for the Perfect Wife

 Thomas Day’s Quest for the Perfect Wife

Thomas Day decided that the only way to have a perfect wife was to create one. So he adopted two orphans and attempted to train them. See more »

Show Notes: Thomas Day

 Show Notes: Thomas Day

Thomas Day is best known for his abolitionist writings, but a lesser-known part of his story is his quest to mold two girls he adopted into his perfect wife. See more »

The Boy Jones, After Buckingham

 The Boy Jones, After Buckingham

Even though Edward Jones served two prison sentences for his intrusions into Buckingham palace, it seems that the authorities were willing to do almost anything to keep him away from London. See more »

Missed In History: Victoria's Stalker

 Missed In History: Victoria's Stalker

Queen Victoria had a stalker ... and the crown's response to him had issues of its own. See more »