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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

40 Ed Ayers

First African Church 1865

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.

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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

Benjamin Ross/ Rev John Jasper and 6th Mt Zion Baptist Church

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Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church- 1867Benjamin Ross, Historian at 6th Mount Zion Baptist Church which dates back to 1867and started in a Confederate  horse stable by the James River.

 

Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church- 1887

Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in 1887 for the church’s collection

 

 

 

The Church was started by the charismatic Rev John Jasper who is most famous for his “Stars Do Move” sermon that proved the Earth was flat and that the Sun revolved around the Earth using the bible.

 

 

 

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The hat worn by The Rev John Jasper

The hat worn by The Rev John Jasper with the stained glass windows from the original building on Duval St in Jackson Ward., photo by Jeff Majer

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Interior of 6th Mount Zion Baptist Church, photo by Jeff Majer

9 Dale Brumfield: Richmond Independent Press

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Dale Brumfield

This episode of History Replays Today, The Richmond History Podcast features Dale Brumfield,¬†the author of Richmond Independent Press, The Underground Zine Scene and a founder of Throttle.¬†¬† This episode covers Richmond‚Äôs (dis) connection to Martin Luther King‚Äôs assignation, King‚Äôs version of his ‚ÄúI have a dream speech‚ÄĚ to protest VA‚Äôs failure to integrate its schools, how Allen Ginsberg accidentally started a riot in the fan, why James Brown and other black musicians were banned in Richmond, why the section of Franklin St through VCU is so well preserved, local lore like a poet who lived on the Kanawha Canal and why he through a cow in the canal, & much more.

Richmond Independent Press

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Episode 6. Ben Anderson/ Hippodrome Theater

The Hippodrome as it looked when it opened in 1913.  The original building burns.  The fire is covered in the podcast. Photo from Richmond Times-Distpatch

The Hippodrome Theater as it looked when it opened in 1913. The original building burns. The fire is covered in the podcast. Photo from Richmond Times-Distpatch

Ben Anderson, Park Guide for the National Park Service has done intensive research on Richmond’s most famous historic black theater, the Hippodrome. ¬†Anderson has a conversation with host Jeff Majer, about the theater in Jackson Ward. ¬†The theater is celebrating its 100th birthday and the conversation covers almost all 100 years.

 

The Hippodrome Theater as of 9/14/13, photo by Jeff Majer

The Hippodrome Theater as of 9/14/13, photo by Jeff Majer

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