My family history and politics intersected in the 1920s when a demagogue, D.C. Stephenson, who declared himself “the law in Indiana,” arose from a populist uprising. After growing up on the farm in Indiana where family had lived for over one hundred years, I attended Indiana University. I transferred to UC Berkeley where I received a B.A. with Honors (and was editor of the Barrington Bull) and … Read More about Meet the Author
Personal Histories/National Debates Podcast
What happens when you learn a long lost family member or ancestor was in the Ku Klux Klan or involved in history in an equally unsavory way? Do you deny the connection and any shared sense of identity or do you try to understand the decision family made in the context of the times? When opportunity to learn about history and ourselves knocks, are you willing to answer? This podcast explores the stories we tell about ourselves and who we are. Episodes will be released beginning in Fall/Winter 2019.