Podcast Episode 63: Visiting Appomattox Courthouse

Most people think the American Civil War ended in the courthouse in Appomattox, Virginia…and most people are mistaken. Join us as we talk about where the surrender took place and the name of the city where Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee carried out this historic event. Transcript Visiting Appomattox Courthouse and the SurrenderContinue reading “Podcast Episode 63: Visiting Appomattox Courthouse”

Origins of the “Six Triple Eight” (6888) Women’s Army Corps postal unit

The 6888th postal battalion was a shining star during WWII, showing the world how African American women could serve alongside their fellow countrymen and women. Mary McLeod Bethune is the reason the 6888 exists…join us as we tell you how she made that happen.

The Civil War did NOT End in the Appomattox Court House

Most people think the American Civil War ended in the courthouse in Appomattox, Virginia…and most people are mistaken. Join us as we show you where the surrender took place and the name of the city where Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee carried out this historic event.

Podcast Episode 60 – History of the Martin Luther King Assassination

Living in Memphis, Tennessee for 3 years taught us more than we expected about Civil Rights history. On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr., an American civil rights leader, was assassinated while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The assassination of King was a shock to the nation andContinue reading “Podcast Episode 60 – History of the Martin Luther King Assassination”

Smithsonian American history you’ve never seen (in under 5 minutes)

The Smithsonian American History Museum has a lifetime’s worth of artifacts to explore‚Ķso here is just a sample of what you can find there. Intro: 0:00George Washington easy chair: 0:49George McClellan items: 1:05Sash of truce: 1:11Sherman’s horse Winchester: 1:20Sherman’s hat: 1:31Grant’s chair: 1:37Appomattox furniture: 1:48Lincoln playbill: 2:03Mary Todd Lincoln dress: 2:24Lincoln’s top hat: 2:37Alexander GrahamContinue reading “Smithsonian American history you’ve never seen (in under 5 minutes)”

Podcast Episode 59 – History of the Reagan Assassination Attempt

On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in an assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr. outside the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Reagan had just finished giving a speech when Hinckley fired six shots, hitting Reagan and three other people. Reagan was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery to removeContinue reading “Podcast Episode 59 – History of the Reagan Assassination Attempt”

Podcast Episode 58 – The Lost Colony at Roanoke Island

The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island was an early attempt by English settlers to establish a permanent colony in North America and was established in 1587 on Roanoke Island, off the coast of what is now North Carolina, by Governor John White and around 120 settlers. Shortly after arriving, Governor White returned to England toContinue reading “Podcast Episode 58 – The Lost Colony at Roanoke Island”

Podcast Episode 57 – The Women of Bull Run

At the beginning of the Civil War, the battle of Bull Run at Manassas was the bloodiest battle in America to that point in time. Men and women were affected…and both men and women fought and served. Join us as we talk about the women at the Battle of Bull Run. Transcript The Women atContinue reading “Podcast Episode 57 – The Women of Bull Run”

What happened to Virginia Dare and the Lost Colony

The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island was an early attempt by English settlers to establish a permanent colony in North America. The colony was established in 1587 on Roanoke Island, off the coast of what is now North Carolina, by Governor John White and around 120 settlers. Shortly after arriving, Governor White returned to EnglandContinue reading “What happened to Virginia Dare and the Lost Colony”

Podcast Episode 56: Rose Greenhow – Infamous Civil War Confederate Spy

Rose Greenhow was a socialite and a well-known political hostess in Washington D.C. during the 1850s. Due to her southern ties she eventually, became a Confederate spy and used her social connections to gather information and pass it on to Confederate generals. Her intelligence-gathering skills were valuable to the Confederacy, and she became one ofContinue reading “Podcast Episode 56: Rose Greenhow – Infamous Civil War Confederate Spy”