7 episodes

Legacy shares stories from older generations for insight into the world today. In each episode, we highlight one extraordinary person whose story can provide context and guidance for the next generation.

Legacy Michelle Harven

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Legacy shares stories from older generations for insight into the world today. In each episode, we highlight one extraordinary person whose story can provide context and guidance for the next generation.

    Fighting Injustice from the Inside

    Fighting Injustice from the Inside

    In 1968, Walter Lomax is sentenced to life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. After spending nearly four decades fighting the conviction, he’s exonerated entirely of the crime. Today, Walter uses his freedom to help others battle injustices within the court system.

    • 33 min
    Creating a New Type of Rehab

    Creating a New Type of Rehab

    Paul and his wife Jane have lived an unlikely life. After both making careers as high-powered lawyers in D.C., Paul began to descend into alcoholism. What seemed like a successful family life from the outside came crashing down.

    • 31 min
    Coming Out in Church

    Coming Out in Church

    For Cecilia Hayden-Smith, her faith in God and coming out as a gay woman, are intimately tied together. She experienced many changes both socially and politically for the LGBTQ community -- and gone through many of her own. Cecilia found God in adulthood, and used her faith to fight addiction, overcome trauma -- and to come out.

    • 29 min
    Marching for The Dream

    Marching for The Dream

    Theresa Saxton and Patricia Tyson participate in the March on Washington in 1963, which became best known for Martin Luther King Jr's “I Have a Dream” speech. It was a turning point for America, and the sisters.

    • 21 min
    A Diplomat’s Wife in Cuba

    A Diplomat’s Wife in Cuba

    Jan Evans Houser grew up in a military family, traveling the world in tandem with international affairs. But in 1959 when her husband is assigned to maintain U.S.-Cuban relations at the embassy in Havana, there was no way to prepare for what was ahead.

    Listen to the third episode of Legacy to hear Jan’s story of living as a diplomat’s wife in Cuba leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    • 15 min
    Living in an American internment camp

    Living in an American internment camp

    Mary Tamaki Murakami was still swooning over pop stars, and worrying about her homework when her life suddenly took a very real turn. After the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, she saw an immediate crackdown in her own neighborhood in San Francisco.

    Mary begins seeing the F.B.I. take people within her community, but it was only the beginning of what would become explicit discrimination, justified by war, and empowered by the Supreme Court.

    Today, she shares her experience to schools and organizations because she fears history is already repeating. As more parallels emerge between her own experience and new policies impacting Muslim-Americans, Mary hopes her own story can serve as a cautionary tale.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

dcdiary ,

Awesome history lesson

I've never been good about paying attention to history books or class. This podcast is really well done, and I've learned so much! It makes me actually want to learn history because of the great storytelling skills of the producers.

jchillz420 ,

Reliving history

The guests offer a vivid glimpse into events that would otherwise be read as facts in a textbook. Riveting and well edited. The host, Michelle, has a very pleasant voice. Excited for more!

Chris G. H. ,

A really good start

The first episode was a pleasant surprise. This guy has a fascinating story.

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