Episode 48 Lillian Knox The Lady Bountiful

Lillian Knox In 1922, Lillian Knox ran one of the largest lumber companies in the state of Texas. She was known for her business savvy, her take charge attitude and her acts of kindness to the timber families who worked hard to make the company a success. The Lady Bountiful loved the attention and praise … Continue reading Episode 48 Lillian Knox The Lady Bountiful

Episode 47 Clotilda and Africa Town

The last ship to bring slaves to America arrived in Alabama‚Äôs Mobile Bay in 1860, carrying in its hull more than 100 Africans who had been kidnapped from their villages and sold into slavery. The slavers hid the evidence of their illegal operation by burning and sinking the Clotilda in the Mobile River Delta. For … Continue reading Episode 47 Clotilda and Africa Town

Episode 46 Boy Under the Billboard

Frank Bender's clay model of "The Boy Under The Billboard" Photo: Frank Bender Documentary/Karen Mintz September 25, 1998. A hot and humid Friday in Mebane, North Carolina. With the sun bearing down, a landscaping crew worked to cut grass next to a billboard near the intersection of interstates 85 and 40. One of the workers … Continue reading Episode 46 Boy Under the Billboard

Episode 45 Mary Elizabeth Tyler

Mary Elizabeth Tyler was referred to as "the heartbeat of the Klan" during a Congressional investigation of the group's rise in the 1920s. Tyler and her business partner, Edward Clarke, used their Atlanta publicity company, Southern Publicity Association, to fuel efforts to rebrand the KKK and launch the Women's KKK. Tyler used media campaigns and … Continue reading Episode 45 Mary Elizabeth Tyler

Episode 44 Clementine Hunter and the FBI Folk Art Forgery File

Clementine Hunter One of the most detailed records of daily life along Louisiana's Cane River was told through the paintings of a self taught folk artist who lived on Melrose Plantation near Natchitoches. Her art is treasured history and remains a favorite among folk art collectors. For decades, a trio of suspects took advantage of … Continue reading Episode 44 Clementine Hunter and the FBI Folk Art Forgery File