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Seizing Freedom
Epic stories of Black people who fought for their liberty and transformed America after the Civil War. Using first-hand accounts from diaries, newspapers, speeches, and letters, this is a narrated docu-drama about the failures and successes of the Reconstruction era, told by those who made it happen.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 95 ratings
Fantastic series!
Thank you so much for shining a light on this history
Vegan jmp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/21
Enjoyable stories
I like this show, it’s an easy listen. Host has a soothing voice.
Beaujwest via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/12/21
Great stories!
I love seeing some of my favorite Civil War personalities and meeting new ones - Abraham Galloway, Suzy King Taylor, and William Henry Singleton. Great talk for classroom use.
Summer Bankowski via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/21
Recent Episodes
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Published 02/22/21
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Published 02/15/21
How freedom wasn't as clear-cut as wartime refugees from slavery expected, and how— despite terrible conditions in many camps—Black people's desire for self-determination kept them going. Support the show:...
Published 02/08/21
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