By Stinson Liles
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Southern Hollows is home to the dark side of southern history. These true stories, often little known, take you into historical moments and introduce you to historical figures that we ought never forget. Hear stories of the well-known United States history periods like Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and Native American Removal, but also stories of the individuals who oppressed and disenfranchised -- and the historical settings that made it possible. If you love challenging stories from history -- especially challenging stories from southern history -- you've found it at Southern Hollows.
||CleanBreaking Down||On a cold, rainy afternoon in 1968 a Memphis garbage truck malfunctioned and killed the two "garbage packers" riding inside. It was the last straw for the city's more than 1,000 sanitation workers, who walked off the job in protest of the conditions....||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoving Pictures||When filmmaker D.W. Griffith released Birth of a Nation in 1915, the revolutionary film changed the way America thought about the movies, and in many respects launched the modern film industry. But lesser known is the role Birth of a Nation had in the..||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFire and Bones||The short-lived period of Reconstruction in the former Confederacy was met with defiance, violence, and a growing sense of chaos and danger — and that powder keg exploded on Easter Sunday in 1873, when the residents of tiny Colfax, Louisiana went to..||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKindly Reply||After emancipation decimated the labor supply of a Nashville-area plantation, its struggling master offers a former slave the chance to return. The response he received is one for the history books. Get the episode extras for this episode at...||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBroad Daylight||A city conspires to vengeance in 1917 after a local schoolgirl is murdered. Law enforcement is all but suspended as an organized committee forms to abduct a suspect from police custody and stage a gruesome public spectacle. After you've listened, ...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Mayor's Mob||In this episode, we go back in history to a sunny Saturday morning in 1891, when as many as 10,000 New Orleans citizens from all walks of life storm the Parish Prison to lynch a dozen Italian immigrants who had been rounded up as suspects in a local...||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoutine Papers||Meet Georgia Tann, the notorious Memphis matron of baby trafficking. Hear the tragic stories of her victims and the powerful Southern political machine that made it all possible. It's a little-known story from Southern history, but one that we...||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOut of Sight||Join a busload of determined Civil Rights marchers as they venture into a Georgia County equally determined to preserve a 75-year history of racial purity. It's another dark-but-important story from Southern history. RATE AND REVIEW US ON...||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fantastic Story Telling and Content
Stinson is a great story teller. The stories are riveting. Well done.
I couldn't stop listening. Both the quality of of the storytelling and the production was among the best I've found in years of podcast listening. Looking forward to the next episode.
I hope you find these stories as fascinating as I do. I try to keep them as little-known-yet-interesting as possible. Let me know what you think.