Scholar and author Dr. Eddie S. Glaude hosts “History is US,” a 6-part documentary series on American history and race. In episodes, Dr. Glaude is joined by guests to unpack pivotal moments in history for us to better understand the present and prepare for the future.
America is still fighting many old battles and encountering challenges. Dr. Eddie S. Glaude said of the new show, “So much of what we are experiencing today has its roots in our past and in the choices we have made to avoid the ugliness of who we are and what we have done. If we are going to survive this current crisis, if we are going to finally fulfill the promise of American democracy, we must confront that past, tell a better story, and imagine the nation anew.” Dr. Glaude is glad to join forces with Jon Meacham, Shining City Audio, and Cadence13 for the podcast.
Start the podcast in any order with the average episode running under an hour. Stay tuned to hear about the Reconstruction, Jim Crow laws, the Civil Rights Movement, Barack Obama’s presidential election, the January 6th insurrection, the racially-motivated shooting in Buffalo, and how these events impact and inform modern crises.
Upcoming episodes will also cover the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama and how the Selma march in 1965 was followed by ideological debates. Plus, we’ll hear about struggles for Black freedom in the mid-twentieth century and white backlash, voting rights debates, immigration, police reform, and so much more. All episodes will be released this June.
Dr. Glaude is a James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, and a New York Times bestselling author. On “History is US,” he’ll speak with Secretary of the Smithsonian Lonnie Bunch, Senator Cory Booker, Black Votes Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown, and more esteemed historians and scholars.
On the podcast, we’ll also hear conversations with Kevin Kruse, historian and Professor of History at Princeton University; Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University; Carol Anderson, historian, educator, author; Douglas R. Egerton, Professor for the History Department at Le Moyne College; David Blight, Sterling Professor of History, African American Studies and American Studies and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University; and Richard Rothstein, senior fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
We recommend this podcast for fans of Jon Meacham‘s series including “Reflections of History” and “Hope, Through History.” Jon Meacham (Co-Executive Producer of Shining City Audio) said, “Eddie has a unique command of the interlocked histories of race and the United States and, in this series, offers a stirring and unvarnished portrait of critical events and the throughline from the past to present day.”
Tune in all month for new episodes of C13Originals’ “History is US,” wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.