Heard & Seen


New Books Network | 2023

Majority Report with Sam Seder | Reconstruction Didn’t Fail: It Was Sabotaged w/ Kidada E. Williams, 2023

American History TV | I Saw Death Coming, 2023

Civics 101: Podcast | Reconstruction: The Big Lie, 2023

CSPAN’s Booknotes+ Episode 104: I Saw Death Coming, 2023

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WOMR’s (Provincetown, MA) The Lowdown–Terror & Survival In The War Against Reconstruction, 2023

LSU Press Panel Discussion of the re-release of Allen W. Trelease’s “White Terror: The Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy and Southern Reconstruction,” 2023

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KPFA (Berkeley, CA) – Letters and Politics’ Hope & Terror In The Time of Reconstruction, 2023 

Stand Up with Pete, 2023

Wake Up With WURD (Philadelphia, PA), Black Reconstruction, 2022

The Klan and Reconstruction with Kidada Williams, Why is This Happening? With Chris Hayes, transcript here, 2022

Finding Freedom, American History Tellers, 2022

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Teaching Uncomfortable History And Overlooked Stories Of Black Americans Inside Appalachia, Inside Appalachia podcast, 2022

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Reconstructed: The Book of Trayvon, from MSNBC’s Into America podcast, 2022

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Reconstructed: Keep the Faith, Baby, from MSNBC’s Into America podcast, 2022

Malcolm X Was From Michigan, So Why Isn’t He Remembered with Abundance? Stateside, Michigan Radio, 2022

The legacy of Reconstruction reverberates. So why aren’t students learning about it?, 1a, WAMU (Washington, DC), 2022


ZEP Teach the Black Freedom Struggle, 2021

“‘Black Skin Was a Death Warrant’: How the East St. Louis Race Massacre was an Omen for Racial Violence to Come,” Bayeté Ross Smith’s “Red Summers” video series for The Guardian, 2021

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Historically Speaking: Make Good the Promises: Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies, 2021

Learning for Justice’s Teaching Hard History “Lynching: White Supremacy, Terrorism and Black Resistance,”, 2021

History Unplugged, “How Ex-Slaves Built New Lives for Themselves – and America – After the Civil War,” 2021

KPFK’s (Southern California) Freedom Now with Gerald Horne, 2021

Democracy Works: The Long Road to Multi-racial Democracy, 2021

New Podcast “Seizing Freedom” Brings Black Americans’ Civil War Stories To Life, WDET’s Detroit Today, 2021

The United States of Anxiety: New Hopes, Old Fears, 2021

Capitol attack conjures American legacy of racial violence ABC News, 2021

“What the Capital Riot Says About America” VPM Media, 2021

“Storming the U.S. Capitol may be new to Americans, but the violence is a familiar theme” Philadelphia Inquirer, 2021

The Aftermath, WRVO (Oswego, NY) Public Media’s ‘The Reckoning: Facing the Legacy of Slavery in America,’ 2020

The Cotton Empire and The Second Revolution, Scene on Radio’s The Land That Has Never Been Yet, 2020

As a Weapon, KCRW (Santa Monica, CA)’s Nocturne, 2019

Respectfully Yours, Gainer Atkins, in Reflections on Darkness, BackStory with the American History Guys (Virginia) 2018

NPR On Point, Alabama Museum Opens in Remembrance of Lynching Victims., 2018

WMUK (Kalamazoo, MI)’s West Southwest, No, Not You, 2017

WKAR (East Lansing, MI)’s Current State, No, Not You, 2017

How Should We Deal with Monuments to Deeply Flawed Historical Figures? WDET “Detroit Today”

At WDET on “Detroit Today” discussing Confederate monuments

“Why Tyranny Happened” Slate Academy Podcast on Reconstruction

Q & A for America’s Civil War Museum Foundry Series: Combat, Racial Violence, and Resilience 

‘The Difference Ten Miles Makes’ in A More Perfect Union?: The Reconstruction Era, interview on Backstory with the American History Guys podcast, 2017.

Radical Teacher Interview on the #CharlestonSyllabus


NEH Summer Institute at UIC, July 2017

Session on Lynching during the Gilded Age & Progressive Era

“When the Men Came,” Lynchburg College, April 2017

“Never Get Over It,” American Civil War Museum, Richmond May 2017

Keisha Blain, Chad Williams, and I at the College of Charleston’s wonderful Avery Research Center

Keisha Blain, Chad Williams, and I at the Charleston Syllabus Symposium at the University of Georgia September 2016

Charleston Syllabus and the 2016 election, College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center, November 2016

CharlestonSyllabus Symposium, University of Georgia, September 2016