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D. Joshua Taylor, new president of the New York Genealogical Society and host of The Genealogy Roadshow, joins Jane to talk about the direction the NYG&B will be taking when its new strategic plan is implemented. Josh will also talk about his experiences as host of the PBS Genealogy Roadshow. Find out what it's like behind the scenes for the hosts and more.
Wilmington on Fire chronicles the bloody attack on the African-American community and unseated elected officials in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina November 10, 1898. The massacre and coup d’etat was the springboard for the white supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout the state of North Carolina and the American South. This discussion will focus on the historical research and documentation that lead to the creation this valuable documentary film. Never forget because this could happen again.
Christopher Everett is a writer, film director and film producer from Laurinburg, North Carolina. He has experience in film, graphic design, marketing and advertising. He recently directed and produced his first feature-length documentary entitled “Wilmington on Fire” which is on the 1898 Wilmington Massacre/Coup in Wilmington, NC.
Keith Erekson, Director of the LDS Church History Library, joins Jane to talk about the history of the early Latter-day Saint church a.k.a. Mormon from its beginnings in NY to the migration west through Ohio, Illinois and then Utah. Keith will talk about the records that were kept by members of the early church, including records of those members who went on to California and who stopped practicing.
As Carl Sagan said, "You have to know the past to understand the present." History has shaped our nation's character, and our collective strength is measured in how we came together during our most challenging moments: the Civil War, World War I, Prohibition, World War II, the Dust Bowl, McCarthyism, the Cold War, the Challenger disaster, Operation Desert Storm, 9/11 and countless struggles before and since. But history also contains triumphs, from ending slavery to the moon landing to the fall of the Berlin Wall to Mars rover Curiosity. Join in discussion on these and more with historians, collectors, authors, professors and conspiracy theorists alike. Our hosts also show much support for our troops and military families. In fact, technology has played a big part in bringing soldiers closer to home, as they text, email and Skype from the front, and our â€œtalk to the troopsâ€ episodes are always inspiring.
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