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 Jamaica's Maroon Wars

Maroons are Africans and people of African ancestry who escaped enslavement and established communities in the Caribbean and parts of the Americas. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Jamaica's Maroon communities clashed with British colonial government. See more »

Show Notes: The Bombing of the Atlanta Temple

 Show Notes: The Bombing of the Atlanta Temple

On October 12, 1958, Atlanta's Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple, known locally as The Temple, was bombed by white supremacists. See more »

Bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple

 Bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple

Rabbi Jacob Rothschild was a vocal activist who spoke out for civil rights despite the danger in doing so. See more »

Show Notes: Executive Order 9066, Part 2

 Show Notes: Executive Order 9066, Part 2

Under Executive Order 9066, anyone of Japanese American ancestry, whether a U.S. citizen or not, was removed to one of 10 camps constructed around the Western and Southern United States. See more »

Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 2

 Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 2

After Executive Order 9066 was signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, people were incarcerated in inadequate and dehumanizing camps. See more »

Show Notes: Executive Order 9066, Part 1

 Show Notes: Executive Order 9066, Part 1

Although it made no specific mention of ancestry or nation of origin, Executive Order 9066 paved the way for the mass removal of Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II. See more »

Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 1

 Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 1

Roughly 122,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-American citizens were removed from their homes on the West Coast and incarcerated for much of the U.S. involvement in WWII. See more »

Show Notes: The Women's March on Versailles

 Show Notes: The Women's March on Versailles

Enraged by a massive food shortage and repeated incidents of waste among the royalty, in the early days of the French Revolution, Paris' women marched on Versailles. See more »

The Women's March on Versailles

 The Women's March on Versailles

In 1789, a group of protesters -- mostly women -- marched from Paris to Versailles to pressure King Louis XVI to address France's food shortage. See more »

Show Notes: Ira Frederick Aldridge

 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 »