In 1913, Alice Paul organized a peaceful parade that marched women down Pennsylvania Avenue straight to the White House. But it didn’t stay peaceful for long.
I joined Ted Merwin at DGS deli in Dupont Circle, D.C. for a bite to eat — and some Jewish American history.
From the BackStory web site: Producer Kelly Jones talks with the Guys about the surprising history of coroners, and how this position was used as a stepping stone to greater political power.
From the BackStory website: BackStory producer Kelly Jones dives into “Inside Out,” a movie that reflects more than two centuries of research into the science of emotion.
From the BackStory web site: Disability rights advocates share their memories of the “504 sit-in,” in which a group of activists—many of them disabled—occupied the San Francisco Federal Building to demand civil rights protections for people with disabilities.
From the BackStory web site: Producer Kelly Jones and scholar Ranjit Dighe explain how The Wizard of Oz is more than just a children’s story—it’s also a great way to make sense of the Populist movement.
This audio was featured alongside a blog post I did for BackStory, in conjunction with our episode about the history of infrastructure in America. It’s a collection of oral histories about three significant New York City blackouts.