Uncivil – The Sentence

The episode focuses on an indentured servant named John Punch who attempted to flee a tobacco farm with two other indentured servants in the Virginia colony in 1640. The episode unravels the impact of the conviction once all three were caught - while the two white men were sentenced to contract work for a period of time, Punch as an African American was sentenced to a lifetime of enslavement.

In Progress – Stay Tuned!

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Radiolab – American Pendulum 1

This episode includes a lengthy interview with Fred Korematsu's daughter and includes past recordings of him reflecting on his experience protesting Executive Order 6066 that forcibly removed all Japanese and Japanese Americans from the west coast during WW2. Check out our recommendations for digital archives that can be paired with this podcast assignment.

Dig History – Celia, A Slave

The episode focuses on the trial of Celia, an enslaved woman, who murdered her rapist/slave owner. The podcast's conversational nature featuring a group of historians allows students to "sit in" on a historical discussion. Click for recommendations on how to assign this podcast with primary sources and even a theoretical discussion.

99% Invisible – The Green Book

This episode provides an overview of the origin of the Negro Motorist's Green Book - a travel guide for African Americans during post-WW2 Jim Crow America. It situates this guide within the context of the rise of car culture and the Civil Rights Movement.

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