6 episodes

A Black exploration of the deliberate creation of the whitest state in the nation.

This new podcast from Samuel James explores the Black history of Maine and the ties between national and local institutionalized racism.

Find resources and learn more at www.99yearspod.com

99 Years Podcast Samuel James

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    • 4.9 • 83 Ratings

A Black exploration of the deliberate creation of the whitest state in the nation.

This new podcast from Samuel James explores the Black history of Maine and the ties between national and local institutionalized racism.

Find resources and learn more at www.99yearspod.com

    99 Years: Episode 5, Season 1 Finale

    99 Years: Episode 5, Season 1 Finale

    In this season 1 finale, how communities get forgotten, racist campaigns of fear and misinformation, a leader actually leads, the election results and a reminder from the past.
    For resources and more, visit www.99yearspod.com

    • 26 min
    99 Years: Episode 4

    99 Years: Episode 4

    Thomas Dixon, the “Southern Solution” to the “race problem”, the rise and fall and second rise of the KKK. Ghosts of the confederacy haunt Black Mainers as an election nears and perhaps an exorcism.
    For resources and more, visit www.99yearspod.com

    • 26 min
    99 Years: Episode 3

    99 Years: Episode 3

    A forgotten autocracy in the United States, a self-identified white nation, the grand dragon of the KKK in Maine and the incomprehensible breadth of what it is to be Black in America.
    For resources and more, visit www.99yearspod.com

    • 19 min
    99 Years: Episode 2

    99 Years: Episode 2

    Dred Scott, Black explorers, white supremacist bureaucrats: What happens when a people are condemned to repeat their past.

    For resources and more, visit www.99yearspod.com

    • 18 min
    99 Years: Episode 1

    99 Years: Episode 1

    The slogan for the state of Maine is, “the way life should be.” Known for lobsters and lighthouses, the state is also known for something else. Maine is the whitest state. And that’s not an accident.

    The reason involves Presidents and robber barons, a forgotten time of Black American progress and a nation-wide conspiracy to help the south rise again.

    But this isn’t just a chronicle of racial struggle or a tale of lost histories. It’s a story about black experience and what happens when people try to account for the past.

    For resources and more, visit www.99yearspod.com

    • 28 min
    Introducing: 99 Years

    Introducing: 99 Years

    A Black exploration of the deliberate creation of the whitest state in the nation.

    This new podcast from Samuel James explores the Black history of Maine and the ties between national and local institutionalized racism.

    Find resources and learn more at www.99yearspod.com

    • 51 sec

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Stanley Touché ,

Illuminating show!

Sam James is a genius and a treasure, and Maine is lucky to have him! This series, while ostensibly about historical racism in Maine, can teach us all about systemic racism in the whole country.

Blaise Dupuy ,

Great series!

I learned so much from this series, and have been referring back to it constantly in these past few months as our country once again gets swept by “Jim crow” tactics disenfranchising voters and empowering state legislatures to run cities against their will. Just look at Jackson Mississippi or now Nashville Tennessee. Thanks so much for revealing this history !

Dehajk ,

So good

It’s so good!!

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