This week we've got an interrelated two-parter –– the history of Black History Month and its progenitor, the historian Carter Woodson, and the life and work of pioneering activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Strap on in folks –– this one's informative and powerful as hell!
Special credit to legendary blues artist Elizabeth Cotten for the closing credits music –– her seminal tune "Freight Train." We didn't get into Cotten in the episode, but as a blues musician from a poor family in North Carolina, her incredible music is the soundtrack to these stories. Look her up and enjoy, why don't ya!!