51 Masons’ Hall-Phillip Barnard part 2

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This is part 2 of the conversation with Phillip Barnard. ¬†This part of the conversation concentrates on the 19th and 20th century history of the great Masons’ Hall in downtown RVA.

In the conversation George Washington, The Marquis de Lafayette, Edgar Allan Poe, John Marshall are some of the big names that show up in this segment of the conversation.

Hear the first part of the conversation on episode 50 here.

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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‚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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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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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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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