48 The Confederate Battle Flag’s History – John Coski part 2

This is part 2 of a Conversation with historian John Coski about the history of the Confederate battle flag.   Coski is a historian at the Museum of the Confederacy which is part of the American Civil War Museum.  He is also the author of the book The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem.

Listen to part 1 of the conversation here.

On this part of the conversation Coski answers questions posed on HRT’s Facebook and Twitter pages and continues the discussion about the battle flags place in history.

As a warning the sound quality is not great on this part but the content is well worth it.

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47 The Confederate Battle Flag’s History – John Coski

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On this episode, John Coski talks about the history of the Confederate Battle Flag.  Coski is a historian at the Museum of the Confederacy which is part of the American Civil War Museum.  He is also the author of the book The Confederate Battle Flag: America’s Most Embattled Emblem.  This is a conversation about the history of the flag and why and when it started meaning what it means to people today.

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(Repost) 8 Baseball in Richmond/ John O’Connor

As we get closer to the MLB All-Star break, I am reposting episode 8 with John O’Connor who is a long time sports writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  He tells some great stories about Parker Field, the building of the Diamond, the Richmond Braves and the early days of the Flying Squirrels in RVA.

This episode also features 2 additional stories from other guests.

If you are looking for more history of base ball in Richmond, check out episode 27 with Scott Mayer or check out episode 22 with Paul DiPasquale talking about building Connecticut, AKA “The Indian from the Diamond”.

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46 John Murden/ Church Hill People’s News

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This episode features John Murden, the publisher of the Church Hill People’s News.  He discusses the area known as Church Hill and its history.  What is casually called Church Hill is actually a collection of many neighborhoods, (including a neighborhood officially called Church Hill). The conversation focusses on much of the 20th century history of these neighborhoods, and how, out of all of the different areas of the city, it has recently received a great deal of national attention.

His Church Hill People’s News is a community website that that ranges for lost dogs to local events to some really amazing historical content and covers the east end of Richmond, VA.

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45 Ed Peeples/ Scalawag (2/2)

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This is part 2 of the conversation with Ed Peeples who is a human rights activist, emeritus professor from VCU, and the author of Scalawag: A White Southern’s Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activist.

This is a frank conversation about race and Ed’s experience fighting racism.

The first part of the conversation is on episode 44 and can be found here.

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44 Ed Peeples/ Scalawag (1/2)

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This episode is part 1 with Ed Peeples, who is an emeritus Professor of VCU, a human rights activist who grew up in RVA in the 1930’s and 1940’s and the author ofScalawag: A White Southern’s Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activist.

This frank discussion on race focusing on Peeples life includes growing up on Richmond’s south side, playing basketball for VCU, witnessing the sit-in by the Richmond 34, the desegregation of many of Richmond’s eateries, and much more.

Completely unrelated to the rest of the conversation, he briefly talks about Lady Wonder the Talking Horse.  If anyone knows anything else more about Lady Wonder, or ever visited Lady Wonder please get in touch with me.

Find out more about Ed Peeples here.

*Within a historical context this episode does include the “N” word.*

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45 Ed Peeples/ Scalawag (2/2)

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This is part 2 of the conversation with Ed Peeples who is a human rights activist, emeritus professor from VCU, and the author of Scalawag: A White Southern’s Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activist.

This is a frank conversation about race and Ed’s experience fighting racism.

The first part of the conversation is on episode 44 and can be found here.

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44 Ed Peeples/ Scalawag (1/2)

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This episode is part 1 with Ed Peeples, who is an emeritus Professor of VCU, a human rights activist who grew up in RVA in the 1930’s and 1940’s and the author of Scalawag: A White Southern’s Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activist.

This frank discussion on race focusing on Peeples life includes growing up on Richmond’s south side, playing basketball for VCU, witnessing the sit-in by the Richmond 34, the desegregation of many of Richmond’s eateries, and much more.

Completely unrelated to the rest of the conversation, he briefly talks about Lady Wonder the Talking Horse.  If anyone knows anything else more about Lady Wonder, or ever visited Lady Wonder please get in touch with me.

Find out more about Ed Peeples here.

*Within a historical context this episode does include the “N” word.*

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10 Lincoln in Richmond-Mike Gorman (CW150 Repost)

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This episode is being reposted in honor of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s historic trip to Richmond, Virginia on April 4, 1865.  It was less than 48 hours after the Confederate Government left the city.  During Lincoln’s “adventure” to Richmond he fights with his wife, witnesses his 2 admirals make mistakes, looses his Presidential boat, is mobbed by newly freed enslaved people, and much more all accompanied by his son Tad and it was Tad’s 12th birthday.

Mike Gorman is the guest.  He is a Historian and Park Ranger at The Richmond National Battlefield Parks.

This episode is a prequel to episode 43 with Mike Gorman about the fall of Richmond April 2-3, 1865.

This image of Lincoln in Richmond is by Lambert Hollis and comes from the National Portrait Gallery’s website.

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43 150th of the Fall of Richmond-Mike Gorman

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This special Civil War 150th episode features Mike Gorman, talking about the fall of Richmond that began April 2, 1865 and the evacuation fire that followed.  The fire will destroy somewhere between 800-1000 buildings. The fall of the Capitol of the Confederacy does not end the Civil War but the writing is on the wall.  Gorman is a Historian and Park Ranger with the Richmond National Battlefield Parks.

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