Episode 8 – Jackie Robinson Court Martial

Lt Jackie Robinson at Fort Riley, Kansas

Lt Jackie Robinson at Fort Riley, Kansas

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Eleven years before Rosa Parks made her stand on a Montgomery bus, Lt Jackie Robinson refused to give up his seat on a bus in Texas.  Robinson’s pointed response to racism challenged the status quo and forced the U.S. Army to address this contentious issue.  In Episode 8 I explore the court martial of Jackie Robinson.

 

Summer break

I apologize for not posting any new episodes lately.  The podcast series is temporarily on break, but will return in a few weeks.  In the mean time,  I will be adding a few galleries, with highlights from the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington D.C.

Believe me, the delay will be worth the wait.

Episode 6 – William Henry Singleton

William Henry Singleton

William Henry Singleton

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William Henry Singleton was born a slave in New Bern, North Carolina.  He organized and drilled men for service, who became the 35th Regiment, United States Colored Troops, during the Civil War.  Listen to his amazing story of determination.

 

Episode 5 – Cathay Williams

Cathay Williams Female Buffalo Soldier

 

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Private William Cathay joined the famed Buffalo Soldiers in 1866.  This would be a typical enlistment of the period, except William was really Cathay, a woman!  She joined the U.S. Army 62 years before women were allowed to serve.  Listen to the amazing story of William Cathay, the first female Buffalo Soldier.