Q & Abe
Wait, she's black?
Season 3, Ep. 1
In this episode, we're digging into a question a fifth grade student asked about Elizabeth Keckly, a formerly enslaved woman who became a renowned dressmaker to Mrs. Lincoln. Encounters along the way include colorism, the term "mulatto," racial passing, and Carolus Linnaeus. Come along with us!
Karen Grigsby Bates
Was Lincoln gay?
Season 5, Ep. 1
For this episode, we're answering a question we've gotten from young people curious about Lincoln's relationships. Along the way we talk about gossipy Springfield, Illinois in the 1840s, Lincoln's close friend Joshua Speed, the invention of the term "straight," and how museums can tell queer stories. Come along with us!Guests:Charles StrozierMargaret MiddletonHugh Ryanwww.lincolncottage.org
Bonus: Resonance Then and Now
This bonus episode accompanies episode 4.3, "Did Lincoln ever play basketball?"Curtis Harris told us a little more about how the aftermath of the Civil War affected the ideologies behind the invention of basketball, and Len Elmore spoke to us about how he tries to share the long arc of history with his students. www.lincolncottage.org
Did Lincoln ever play basketball?
Season 4, Ep. 3
For this episode, we're answering a question from a young person impressed by Lincoln's height. Along the way we talk about the peach basket story, Lincoln's wrestling bouts, whether he would've been able to keep up in the NBA, and the intersection of sports and activism. Come along with us!Guests:Curtis HarrisTamika DudleyLen ElmoreLee Roy Smithwww.lincolncottage.org