WCVE Forum July 3: “Independence Daze”
In this hour of BackStory, the History Guys explore the origins and curiosities of July Fourth. They reveal the holiday’s radical roots, and look how the Declaration of Independence’s meaning has changed over time. They also consider how the Declaration’s messages about liberty and equality have been embraced by the descendents of slaves. And as always, they take calls from BackStory listeners looking to the past to understand the America of today.
Tune in to WCVE Public Radio Sunday at 6:00 PM for WCVE Forum.
BackStory is a hour-long show in which renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of each episode, the historian-hosts are joined by people in the news, callers, and fellow scholars interested in exploring the roots of contemporary America. Together, they reveal the connections -- and disconnections -- between past and present. With its passionate, intelligent, and irreverent approach, BackStory is essential listening for a broad range of audiences.