Jamal Millner

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Recent Pieces from Jamal Millner

Caption: Twin mothers with their newborn babies at Columbia Maternity Hospital, Washington, D.C., April 7th, 1939 , Credit: Library of Congress

Mommy Dearest: A History of American Motherhood [rebroadcast] (54:00)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

Some say motherhood is the hardest job in the world; turns out, there's a lot of history to back that up. In this special Mother's Day episode, the American History Guys ...
Caption: Students from J.H. Rose High School in Greenville, NC raise the Confederate flag in April 1961., Credit: Library of Congress.

Monumental Divide (10:28)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

Historian Maurie McInnis and journalist Michael Paul Williams weigh in on the history and controversy of the Confederate monuments on Richmond, Virginia’s Monument Avenue. ...
Caption: Students from J.H. Rose High School in Greenville, NC raise the Confederate flag in April 1961., Credit: Library of Congress.

Listener Voices (03:32)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

Listeners describe encountering memories of the Confederacy in their local landscapes. This story comes from the BackStory episode "Contested Landscape: Confederate Symbols ...
Caption: Students from J.H. Rose High School in Greenville, NC raise the Confederate flag in April 1961., Credit: Digital Public Library of America, East Carolina University.

Gray Coats on the Silver Screen (06:56)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

Film critic Eileen Jones talks with Brian Ballogh about Hollywood’s enduring love affair with Confederate heroes. This story comes from the BackStory episode "Contested ...
Caption: Students from J.H. Rose High School in Greenville, N.C. raise the Confederate flag in April 1961., Credit: Digital Public Library of America, East Carolina University.

Confederate States of Mind (08:49)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

WBEZ Chicago’s Logan Jaffe talks with three Americans for whom the Confederate flag represents three very different things. This story comes from the BackStory episode ...
Caption: A family listening to the radio in Royal Oak, Michigan, 1939. Photo by Arthur S. Siegel., Credit: Library of Congress.

Listener Supported: A BackStory Fundraising Special (38:20)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

Pledge drive hour for stations carrying BackStory with the American History Guys. Includes special content on the history of pledge drives and fundraisers in America, as well ...
Caption: President Nixon gamely tries out his chopsticks at a banquet given in his honor, 1972., Credit: White House Photo Collection

Southerners True and True (06:34)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

Historian Joe Orser has the story of Chang and Eng Bunker, and how their efforts to assimilate illuminate changing attitudes towards Chinese immigrants across the 19th ...
Caption: President Nixon gamely tries out his chopsticks at a banquet given in his honor, 1972., Credit: White House Photo Collection

Dancing in the Dark (12:09)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

Author Nicholas Griffin has the story of the backchannel diplomacy that eventually lead to Nixon’s historic visit to China. This segment comes from the BackStory episode ...
Caption: President Nixon gamely tries out his chopsticks at a banquet given in his honor, 1972., Credit: White House Photo Collection

Borderline (08:15)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

Lisa Morehouse reports from Mexicali, Mexico, a border town which is home to a surprising legacy of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. This segment comes from the BackStory ...
Caption: William Jennings Bryan beating the drum of populism, cover of 'Puck' magazine, 1901. , Credit: Library of Congress

Populists at the Podium (08:50)
From: BackStory with the American History Guys

Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie talks about the legacy of segregationist demagogue George Wallace in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. This segment ...