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Building Bridges – Women’s History Month – Part 2

Podcast | March 31, 2021

In this episode of Building Bridges we look at some additional remarkable women in American history: Lucy Parsons, Margaret Chase Smith, and Donna Brazile.


Women's History Month

Building Bridges – Women’s History Month – Part 1

Podcast | March 22, 2021

In this episode of Building Bridges looks at some remarkable women in American history: Belva Lockwood, Jeannette Rankin, and Shirley Chisholm.


Presidential Pardon

Building Bridges – The Presidential Pardon

Podcast | February 16, 2021

This episode of Building Bridges looks at the history of the Presidential Pardon. We will focus on a range of Presidential Pardons and Commutations given to people from all different backgrounds and crimes committed.


Building Bridges – The Monroe Doctrine

Podcast | January 15, 2021

This episode of Building Bridges looks at the history of the Monroe Doctrine.


Building Bridges – Dr. Frank Smith and the Civil Rights Movement

Podcast | December 14, 2020

This episode of Building Bridges looks at the history of the Civil Rights movement in the United States with one of its original leaders, Dr. Frank Smith.


Building Bridges – Controversial Elections in American History

Podcast | November 13, 2020

This episode of Building Bridges looks at the three of the most controversial elections in American history.


Building Bridges – John Lewis

Podcast | November 2, 2020

This episode of Building Bridges looks at the three-decade partnership of the Close Up Foundation and the Civil Rights icon, Representative John Lewis of Georgia.


Building Bridges – The History of the Presidential Debates

Podcast | October 8, 2020

This episode of Building Bridges looks at the history of televised Presidential Debates going back to the Nixon-Kennedy debates of 1960.  We will drill down on the role of the moderator, the 16-year gap in the debates, and we will also look at some of the most fascinating moments in the last 60 years of televised presidential debates.


Building Bridges – The National Political Party Convention

Podcast | October 5, 2020

This episode of Building Bridges looks at the history of the national political parties’ conventions going back to the first Democratic Convention in Baltimore in 1832 and the first Republican Convention in Philadelphia in 1856. This podcast highlights some of the most famous and infamous moments over that long and often politically turbulent history.


Building Bridges – The Declaration of Independence and the Fourth of July

Podcast | September 28, 2020

What is the meaning of the Fourth of July to African Americans? In this episode we will drill down on the famous speech given by Frederick Douglass back on July 5, 1852 and just how the meaning of the Declaration’s proclamation that “All Men Are Created Equal” has evolved over America’s 240 plus years of existence.


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