In our recent episode on the British child migrant program, we made a brief reference to the former colony of Rhodesia. The next day, Rhodesia and its connection to white supremacy became national news following the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel L. Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Singleton and Myra Thompson died in the shooting. Shortly thereafter, photos of the alleged gunman wearing a jacket decorated with a Rhodesian flag began to circulate.
Suddenly, our couple of sentences on Rhodesia seemed woefully inadequate, which we are remedying today.
Our listener mail is from Lawrence, who gives us a pronunciation correction that we did not mind getting, for reasons that will become clear. It relates to our episode on archaeological work at the Harvard Indian School.
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Episode link: A Condensed History of Rhodesia
- "British South Africa Company (BSAC, BSACO, or BSA Company)." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 29 Jun. 2015. .
- "Cecil Rhodes." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 29 Jun. 2015. .
- "Zimbabwe". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2015. Web. 29 Jun. 2015 .
- Austin, Reginald. "Racism and Apartheid in South Africa: Rhodesia." UNESCO. 1975. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0001/000161/016163eo.pdf
- BBC. "Country Profiles: Zimbabwe." http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-14113618
- BBC. "On This Day: 11/11/1965." http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/11/newsid_2658000/2658445.stm
- CIA World Factbook. "Zimbabwe." https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/zi.html
- Department of AAOA. "Great Zimbabwe (11th-15th century)". In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000-. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/zimb/hd_zimb.htm (October 2001)
- McIntosh, Roderick J. "Riddle of Great Zimbabwe." Archaeology. Vol. 51, No. 4. July/August 1998.
- Moorcraft, Paul. "Rhodesia's War of Independence." History Today. Vol. 40, Issue 9. Sept. 1990. http://www.historytoday.com/paul-moorcraft/rhodesias-war-independence
- PBS. "Timeline: Civil Rights Era." http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/timeline/civil_01.html
- The Economist. "Ian Smith." 11/22/2007. http://www.economist.com/node/10171149
- UNESCO. "Great Zimbabwe National Monument." http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/364
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