03:24 — The Bacon Brothers Band comprises Golden Globe-winning actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael Bacon, an accomplished musician and composer.
01:08 — One of the most exciting and memorable stories in the history of the World Trade Towers is that of Philippe Petit, a French man who walked a tightrope (more…)
07:11 — Kevin and Michael Bacon talk about doing a musical tour together as The Bacon Brothers, and joke about growing up with their last name.
01:19 — Douglas A. Blackmon talks about the reasons behind convict labor practices of the day.
Author Douglas A. Blackmon explains how chain gangs evolved from the convict leasing system.
Historian Risa Goluboff explains how Plessy v. Ferguson opened the door to legal segregation.
02:18 — During a StoryCorps interview, U.W. Clemons talked about his grandparents and parents and their lives of sharecropping following the Civil War.
Historian Risa Goluboff talks about the rise and fall of Reconstruction.
Historian Pete Daniel talks about the factors leading to both black and white dissatisfaction in the South that led to the Great Migration.
Author Douglas A. Blackmon tells the ruling of Judge Jones and the panic it caused.
01:50 — Historian Risa Goluboff explains the creation of the NAACP and its importance at this time in history.
01:39 — Historian Mary Ellen Curtin explains the significance of the Klan and what this period of Klanism resulted in.
Douglas A. Blackmon and historian Khalil Muhammad explain the Southern economy following the Civil War and its foundation for forced labor.
00:41 — Writer Adam Gopnik finds happiness in being 'vigilantly absorbed in some activity.'
01:44 — Actor Chevy Chase and his wife Jayni share their story of how they met and fell in love.