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Episode 163: The Hidden Life of Martha Washington podcast Aug 05, 2022

Over the next several weeks Sharon will be sharing stories about the lives of American first ladies and the different ways in which they have influenced their families, the presidency, and the whole of the nation.

During her lifetime, Martha was never given the title of First Lady as we know it....

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Episode 161: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 16 podcast Jul 29, 2022

On our second to last episode in our series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, We learn about the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and the commission born of it. For two years, the United States Commission on Civil Rights researched and released a 600+ page report about the state of voting rights in...

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Episode 160: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 15 Jul 27, 2022

On today’s episode in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, we learn about the women who gave the movement its backbone. Listen in as Sharon speaks about the Queen of the Civil Rights Movement, Septima Poinsette Clark, and another woman, Bernice Robinson, who, together,...

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Episode 159: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 14 podcast Jul 25, 2022

On today’s episode in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon talks about some of the most important components of a successful movement: money and reputation. Movements take a lot of financial support and many of the organizers worked day jobs with humble salaries....

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Episode158: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 13 podcast Jul 23, 2022

On today’s episode in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon tackles the vast topic of religion within the Civil RIghts Movement. During the Civil Rights Movement, religion was used as a tool of oppression and an excuse for many white people, especially in the...

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Episode 157. Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 12 podcast Jul 20, 2022

Today in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon rewinds and takes us back to the origin story of a life lost far too soon due to a brutal and racist attack: the murder of Emmett Till in 1955. What began with a young boy who desired to connect with family and learn where...

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Episode 156: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 11 podcast Jul 18, 2022

Today in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon talks about the rising popularity of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how, with greater visibility comes greater threat. We follow Dr. King as he and his comrades persevere through bombings, arrests, scathing rumors,...

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Episode 155: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 10 podcast Jul 15, 2022

Today in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon begins with a woman who is surely familiar to anyone who has received a crash course on the Civil Rights movement in America: Rosa Parks. While Rosa Parks earned her position in history, this story does not begin with a...

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Episode 154: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 9 podcast Jul 13, 2022

Today in our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon begins by picking up after the Brown vs. Board of Education decision was released. The courts ordered for integration “with all deliberate speed” which meant slowly and over time. This vague order left room for...

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Episode 153: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 8 podcast Jul 09, 2022

On today’s episode of our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon talks about America’s push to eradicate communists during the Red Scare and Korean War. Many people working toward the goal of civil rights and liberties shared links to the Communist Party, like...

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Episode 152: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 7 podcast Jul 08, 2022

On today’s episode of our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon establishes the foundation of another man who played a pivotal role in Brown v. The Board of Education. Today, in 2022, the idea of someone serving as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court with no...

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Episode 151: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 6 podcast Jul 06, 2022

On today’s episode of our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon continues a riveting conversation with pulitzer-prize winning author, Gilbert King. We pick up with the involvement of J.Edgar Hoover and the case of The Groveland Four, including the political dance...

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