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 Show Notes: Ira Frederick Aldridge

Ira Frederick Aldridge became one of the most celebrated Shakespearean actors of the Victorian age, and was the first black actor to make a name for himself interpreting Shakespeare. See more »

Ira Frederick Aldridge, Famous Unknown Shakespearean

 Ira Frederick Aldridge, Famous Unknown Shakespearean

He was one of the first Americans to achieve fame as a Shakespearean actor, and the first black man to do so. See more »

Show Notes: Lucille Ball

 Show Notes: Lucille Ball

Perhaps best known for her physical comedy on "I Love Lucy," Lucille Ball was also the first woman to run a major Hollywood studio. See more »

Lucille Ball

 Lucille Ball

Lucille Ball was known for comedy, but worked in modeling, radio and film, as well as television. See more »

Show Notes: Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement

 Show Notes: Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement

When Ed Roberts tried to get financial help to go to college, the Department of Rehabilitation told him his disability made him unemployable. He went on to direct that same agency for 9 years. See more »

Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement

 Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement

Ed Roberts was a disability rights activist, known as the father of the Independent Living movement. See more »

Show Notes: Inês de Castro and Pedro I of Portugal

 Show Notes: Inês de Castro and Pedro I of Portugal

In a tragic love story that's been embellished over the centuries, Pedro I of Portugal fell in love with his wife's lady-in-waiting, who was, years later, posthumously crowned queen. See more »

Inês de Castro and Pedro I of Portugal

 Inês de Castro and Pedro I of Portugal

When Prince Pedro of Portugal was married off in the 1300s, he only had eyes for his new wife's lady in waiting. See more »

Show Notes: African Art History with Carol Thompson

 Show Notes: African Art History with Carol Thompson

In today's interview, Holly talks to Carol Thompson, Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. See more »

African Art History With Carol Thompson

 African Art History With Carol Thompson

Holly is joined in the studio by Carol Thompson, the Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art at the High Museum of Art. See more »

Stuff You Missed in History Class: History Meets Fiction at House of the Seven Gables

 Stuff You Missed in History Class: History Meets Fiction at House of the Seven Gables

Tracy and Holly talk to lead interpreter and researcher David Moffat about the evolution of the historic Turner-Ingersoll mansion into the fiction-inspired House of the Seven Gables. See more »

Great Zimbabwe

 Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe was a massive stone city in southeastern Africa that was a thriving trade center from the 11th to 15th centuries. See more »

Show Notes: Great Zimbabwe

 Show Notes: Great Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe is the largest ancient structure in sub-Saharan Africa, and from the 11th through 15th centuries, it was a bustling city and a thriving trading hub. See more »

Maria Montessori

 Maria Montessori

While she's mostly associated with education, Maria Montessori worked in several fields. See more »

Show Notes: Maria Montessori

 Show Notes: Maria Montessori

In the early 20th century, Maria Montessori created a method for education that combined psychology, anthropology, physiology and multiple other disciplines, which exists in thousands of schools today. See more »

Edmonia Lewis

 Edmonia Lewis

The American sculptor was a celebrated artist in her day, but she receded from the spotlight; her final years remained a mystery for quite some time. See more »

Show Notes: Edmonia Lewis

 Show Notes: Edmonia Lewis

Born in the 1840s, Edmonia Lewis became the first woman of African-American and Native American heritage to find renown as a sculptor. See more »

Henry Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross

 Henry Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross

After witnessing the brutality of a battle first-hand, Swiss-born Dunant dedicated his life to easing the suffering brought by war. See more »

Show Notes: Henry Dunant and the Red Cross

 Show Notes: Henry Dunant and the Red Cross

After witnessing the horrors of wartime injuries and the strain they placed on local communities, Henry Dunant became part of the committee of five that would establish the International Committee of the Red Cross. See more »

Beer History with Erik Lars Myers

 Beer History with Erik Lars Myers

Tracy is joined by Erik Lars Myers, founder, CEO and head brewer at Mystery Brewing Company to talk about the history of beer. See more »