Month: November 2018

Episode 33 The Giggling Granny Nannie Doss

From the 1920s until 1954, Nannie Doss was viewed as a loving woman, a grandmother who was as sweet as pie. But things are rarely as they seem. In 1954, this Giggling Granny as she became known, revealed that her… Read More ›

Episode 32: Robert Smalls

The story of Robert Smalls’ life is inspirational. He was a war hero and a political leader who helped lay the ground work for the civil rights movement. But his story is relatively unknown in modern America. On May 13, 1862, Smalls was an enslaved crew member of a Confederate steamship when he and fellow crew members stole the ship and sailed it past Confederate forces to deliver it to Union forces. This outlaw to the Confederacy became a hero of the Union and a symbol of hope and freedom to the enslaved people of the American South.