Show Notes: Rhodesia

Tracy Wilson

Local residents read a voting sign during elections in Southern Rhodesia, 1964. Photo by Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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.

For more knowledge: 10 Most Dangerous Places You Should Definitely Visit and Top 10 Countries in the Red.

Episode link: A Condensed History of Rhodesia

My research:

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