50 Masons’ Hall-Phillip Barnard part 1

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Phillip Barnard is the guest on this episode talking about the history of one of the most under rated historic buildings in RVA, Masons’ Hall. ¬†It is one of a handful of 18th century buildings in the area. ¬†During the early days of the city it was an early site for elections and courts, and a one of the sites to house debates on the constitution.

These topics and more are covered in this, part one. ¬†Part 2 mostly covers the building’s role during the War of 1812, the Civil War and beyond.

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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‚Äôs History ‚Äď 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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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 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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42 Richmond Hill/ Rev Ben Campbell

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IMG_3642On this episode, the senior pastor at Richmond Hill, The Rev Ben Campbell talks about the history of the community. Founded in 1987, Richmond Hill is an ecumenical Christian fellowship and residential community in Richmond’s historic Church Hill. It¬†is housed in the former¬†Sisters of the Visitation of Monte Maria¬†monastery. ¬†The location has been spiritually significant for thousands of years.

IMG_3646Campbell is also the author of the great book Richmond’s Unhealed History. ¬†It is available where ever you buy books or at Richmond Hill.

 

 

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40 Ed Ayers

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Ed Ayers, the President and a History Professor at the University of Richmond is the guest. He discusses some of the complexities of emancipation, what emancipation means in a practical terms, and post Civil War Richmond.  He also discusses why many consider him an internet pioneer in the fields of the humanities.

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39 Maggie Walker/ Ajena Cason Rogers

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On this Episode of History Replays Today, Ajena Cason Rogers, The Supervisory Park Ranger at the Maggie L Walker National Historic Site discusses the life of Maggie Walkermlw-circa-1885_1.

Walker is best know as the first black woman to charter a bank in the US,* but she is much more than that.  Her mother was a former enslaved woman and her father was a Confederate yet she becomes a nationally know figure who rocked the boat of Jim Crow and pushed her community forward.

Visit the Maggie L Walker National Historic Site in Historic Jackson Ward at 600 N Second St.

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*From the Corrections Desk- this was updated from “as the first woman to charter a bank in the US and the first black woman to be president of a bank in the US” on 1/3/15