History Matters

This week in history and why it's relevant today with local historian Scott Washington.

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May 9, 2019: The More Things Change

The ACC is created, the 27th Amendment is ratified, Roger Bannister runs the four-minute mile, and the most expensive building in North Carolina is built. (It’s Morehead Planetarium!)

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May 2, 2019: Freedom Riders

The Freedom Riders begin their journey into the South; Rhode Island declares its independence; and two individuals in Raleigh take a stand for civil rights.

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April 18, 2019: Voice Day

Scott and Aaron celebrate Voice Day! Also, Paul Revere rides through Boston, two Civil War generals meet at Bennett Place, and Connecticut finally ratifies the Bill of Rights…in 1939.

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March 28, 2019: Crap Lyrics

Dave Thomas finally graduates; the corkscrew and the wetsuit are invented; the US buys Alaska; Jonas Salk unveils his polio vaccine; and the author of “Happy Birthday” is born.

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