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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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Episode 150: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 5 podcast Jul 01, 2022

On today’s episode of our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon speaks with pulitzer-prize winning author, Gilbert King. It's Important for people to know that the popular narrative of the 1950s – depicted as a time full of sock hops, poodle skirts, and Rock...

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Episode 149: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 4 podcast Jun 29, 2022

On today’s episode of our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon makes the connection between the desegregation of the United States military to the power of writing a letter. It can be hard to believe sometimes that speaking out, writing a letter, or contacting...

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Episode 148: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 3 podcast Jun 27, 2022

On today’s episode of our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon guides us to a lawsuit years in the making, that shaped America. While some of the names tied with the milestone have been all but lost to history, you will hear many of those uncredited names mentioned...

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Episode 147: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 2 podcast Jun 24, 2022

On today’s episode of our special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s, Sharon continues the story of young Thurgood Marshall as he travels to rural Tennessee on behalf of the NAACP and finds himself on the wrong side of trumped up charges and an angry mob. We also reconnect with...

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Episode 146: Momentum: The Ripples Made by Ordinary People, Part 1 podcast Jun 22, 2022

Welcome to the first episode of our new special series, Momentum: Civil Rights in the 1950s. Today, Sharon introduces us to a few key people who became the driving force behind early Civil Rights activism. We meet a young man named Thuroughgood–a bit of a troublemaker who put his curiosity...

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Episode 145: The Immoral Choices of Rogues with Patrick Radden Keefe podcast Jun 20, 2022

In this episode, Sharon is joined by writer and author Patrick Radden Keefe, whose new book, Rogues, tells twelve stories of people with big personalities–the grifters, the rebels, the crooks, the crime families, and the people who don’t play by the rules. Patrick talks about how he...

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