55 min

#9: Koritha Mitchell - "From Slave Cabins to the White House‪"‬ Axelbank Reports History and Today

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In this episode, we speak with Dr. Koritha Mitchell about her book, "From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture." Dr. Mitchell's book explores the ways in which African-Americans have had to look within themselves and their own homes to find a sense of belonging. She argues that while citizenship is bestowed on white Americans from birth, African-Americans face public backlash when they strive. Instead, she has found that their citizenship must come from within. We explore the antebellum period, Reconstruction, key Supreme Court cases and Michelle Obama. The answer of how African-Americans went from slave cabins to the White House is truly fascinating.

You can connect with Dr. Mitchell on Twitter @profkori

Our show is on Twitter and Instagram @axelbankhistory

In this episode, we speak with Dr. Koritha Mitchell about her book, "From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture." Dr. Mitchell's book explores the ways in which African-Americans have had to look within themselves and their own homes to find a sense of belonging. She argues that while citizenship is bestowed on white Americans from birth, African-Americans face public backlash when they strive. Instead, she has found that their citizenship must come from within. We explore the antebellum period, Reconstruction, key Supreme Court cases and Michelle Obama. The answer of how African-Americans went from slave cabins to the White House is truly fascinating.

You can connect with Dr. Mitchell on Twitter @profkori

Our show is on Twitter and Instagram @axelbankhistory

55 min

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