BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes histo ...
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Hundreds of Authors who survived slavery, penned books, newspapers, pamphlets and speeches without using the N-Word, yet today the word is unavoidable! Garrett Fortner III, the Brooklyn Grassroot Publisher and founder of New Word Media has had enough and he's doing something about it! He filed a complaint with the Federal Communication Commission. Read Books Penned By Slavery Survivors ********** Dave Chappelle's Great Grandfather, Rev. Wilson David Chappelle survived slavery, became the President of a HBCU and wrote about it in his book! A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND CAREER OF THE RIGHT REV. WILLIAM DAVID CHAPPELLE A.M., D.D., LL.D. Some of His Addresses and Sermons. Dave Chappelle supports HBCU,His great-grandfather, Bishop WM. David Chappelle, was a president at Allen University in Columbia, S.C. Watch Dave's interview here: http://bit.ly/DaveChapHBCU https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10204585972114645&type=1&l=5b75078b55