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Sep 6, 2019

The war had liberated nearly four million slaves and destroyed the region's cities, towns, and plantation-based economy. It left former slaves and many whites dislocated from their homes, facing starvation, and owning only the clothes they wore. The challenge of establishing a new social order, founded on freedom and...


Aug 16, 2019

Alabama is home to one of the densest concentrations of ancient Native American monumental architecture in all of North America. And there are hundreds of Native American mound sites across Alabama, most of which lie hidden away in forests and fields.

Choccolocco Valley, Alabama – some historic sites destroyed


Aug 8, 2019

In the early days of Alabama, it was like the wild west, and one thing that was often explosive was political fever. Many people were vying for positions of governing the State. It was especially controversial between the old Whig and Democratic parties. Political fever was so high that a man would not vote for...


Aug 1, 2019

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families as part of the New Deal. Originally for young men ages 18–23, it was eventually expanded to young men ages 17–28.

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Jul 17, 2019

Sheffield, city of Senators and home to history has a historic village laid out in the form of a liberty bell, we discuss the history and how it all came about in this episode.

WC Handy Music Festival

Google maps link to see the bell

 

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