By Michelle Harven
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Legacy shares stories from older generations for insight into the world today. In each episode, we highlight one extraordinary person whose story can provide context and guidance for the next generation.
||CleanFighting Injustice from the Inside||In 1968, Walter Lomax is sentenced to life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. After spending nearly four decades fighting the conviction, he’s exonerated entirely of the crime. Today, Walter uses his freedom to help others battle injustices w||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating a New Type of Rehab||Paul and his wife Jane have lived an unlikely life. After both making careers as high-powered lawyers in D.C., Paul began to descend into alcoholism. What seemed like a successful family life from the outside came crashing down.||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitComing Out in Church||For Cecilia Hayden-Smith, her faith in God and coming out as a gay woman, are intimately tied together. She experienced many changes both socially and politically for the LGBTQ community -- and gone through many of her own. Cecilia found God in adultho.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarching for The Dream||Theresa Saxton and Patricia Tyson participate in the March on Washington in 1963, which became best known for Martin Luther King Jr's “I Have a Dream” speech. It was a turning point for America, and the sisters.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Diplomat’s Wife in Cuba||Jan Evans Houser grew up in a military family, traveling the world in tandem with international affairs. But in 1959 when her husband is assigned to maintain U.S.-Cuban relations at the embassy in Havana, there was no way to prepare for what was ahead..||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiving in an American internment camp||Mary Tamaki Murakami was still swooning over pop stars, and worrying about her homework when her life suddenly took a very real turn. After the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, she saw an immediate crackdown in her own neighborhood in San Franc.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolicing the Nation's Capital||In the late 1960s, the D.C. police department was becoming overwhelmed with protests against the Vietnam War, Civil Rights demonstrations, and a surge in crime. The government decided to recruit thousands of new officers -- many of them through the arm.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome history lesson
I've never been good about paying attention to history books or class. This podcast is really well done, and I've learned so much! It makes me actually want to learn history because of the great storytelling skills of the producers.
The guests offer a vivid glimpse into events that would otherwise be read as facts in a textbook. Riveting and well edited. The host, Michelle, has a very pleasant voice. Excited for more!
A really good start
The first episode was a pleasant surprise. This guy has a fascinating story.