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Hidden Figures

Margot Lee Shetterly

In this episode we speak with Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figuresnow a major motion picture. Shetterly’s book relates the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped send astronaut John Glenn into space.

15 mins

Loving v. Virginia

Peter Wallenstein (Virginia Tech)

After Mildred and Richard Loving were married in 1958, they spent nine years fighting for their right to be together. Historian Peter Wallenstein shares how their story of love became a foundational fight for civil rights.

13 mins

Southern Symbols

Chioke I’Anson (Virginia Commonwealth University)

The mass shooting of churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina by a gunman whose online manifesto includes photos of himself with emblems of white supremacy sparked a national conversation about the removal of Confederate battle flags and monuments from public spaces. In this intimate conversation, Chioke I’Anson and producer Kelley Libby (UnMonumental) share their thoughts on Confederate statues and compare experiences growing up of different races in the deep South.

24 mins

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