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History Personified

"History Personified" is a history podcast that takes listeners deeper into different historical stories and eras. From military, to politics, to film, television, and radio, to sports, and more, "History Personified" will help bring listeners closer to the stories behind interesting historical events and figures.
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"History Personified"

Oct 30, 2017

*Special note: This will be the last episode of "History Personified." After a 20-month run, it's time. Listen to the beginning and end of this episode for more details. Thank you for all the support!*

For some, the Rat Pack, made up of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop were a lesson in excess. For others, they were the consummate example of cool. And for still others, they could only be surmised in one word: fun. 

Regardless of your perspective, the lasting legacy of the Rat Pack cannot be denied. The influence of "The Clan," as they preferred to be called, has lasted through the decades since their run on top in Las Vegas and they are still being talked about today. How did the group start? Who else of the Hollywood elite was a member? And why does the Rat Pack still endure? We discuss all this and more with author Shawn Levy. 

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Oct 23, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X were, for years, at opposite ends of the spectrum when it came to their approach to solving civil rights problems experienced by African-Americans. Malcolm, a disciple of Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, preached that blacks should seek to attain their rights "by any means necessary," including violence, while King subscribed to the Mahatma Gandhi version of non-violent protesting. In their later years, they saw eye-to-eye more, mostly due to Malcolm's evolving views. But what effect did all of this have on the American civil rights movement?

Professor David Howard-Pitney joins the show to discuss all of this and more. 

The episode is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and your favorite podcast app. Remember to download, enjoy, and share!

*Special note: This will be the second-to-last episode of "History Personified." After a 20-month run, it's time. Listen to the beginning of this episode for more details. Thank you for all the support!*

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Oct 14, 2017

*Special thanks to Steve Blizin of the "Drift & Ramble" Old West storytelling podcast for taking care of the audio issues with this episode*

The Goat Castle murder case is a tale of eccentrics, a recluse, a killing, an attempted robbery, goats, other livestock, African-Americans in the Jim Crow south, racism, and a push for justice that resulted in injustice. Author Karen L. Cox joins the show to delve into the details, painting a picture of 1930's Mississippi that will shock, disappoint, and interest you. Don't miss this intriguing tale! 

The episode is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and your favorite podcast app. Remember to download, enjoy, and share!

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Oct 7, 2017

After a little more time off to move to Tennessee and get settled in, "History Personified" is back, and we're looking at a long-forgotten, politically-motivated true crime history event...are you ready?

On Nov. 20th, 1987, the federal Bureau of Prisons said it would deport about 2,500 Cubans detained in federal penitentiaries. These men had been in the U.S. since arriving after the Mariel boat lift, and had been incarcerated for various offenses, including some jailed for not having proper documentation. On Nov. 21st, the Federal Detention Center in Oakdale, Louisiana was overtaken by Cuban prisoners there.

Nov. 23rd saw the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta taken over next. Prisoners captured guards and set fire to the 63 year-old structure. On Dec. 4, before daylight, the detainees released 89 people, freeing the last of more than 100 people taken nearly two weeks earlier. The uprising remains the longest takeover of a federal prison in U.S. history.

What happened during the uprising? And where does an Aryan Brotherhood prison gang leader fit in? We discuss all this and more with author Mark S. Hamm, who wrote The Abandoned Ones: The Imprisonment and Uprising of the Mariel Boat People. Don't forget to download, enjoy, and share!

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