49 Eliza Poe/Debbie Phillips

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This episode has 2 guests, Eliza Poe, the mother of Edgar Allan Poe and Debbie Phillips.  Eliza Poe discusses her life. Debbie Phillips, who is the Director of Operations for Richmond Discoveries and has developed a program called the Life and Times of Eliza Poe, and has been a clue on Jeopardy.

Eliza’s son Edgar is discussed on episode 2 found here.

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On this first “mini” episode, There is a quick discussion on some of the things in RVA history that happened in July and August throughout the years from the #OTDinRVA from social media.

This is the first of many mini episodes, so let me know your thoughts on Twitter, Facebook or at jeffmajer@historyreplaystoday.org

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.

Let me know what you think about the flag on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments bellow.

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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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