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Jul 9, 2019

In this episode Matt Crawford speaks to author Anna Lisa Cox about her book The Bone and Sinew of the Land the amazing lost story of America's black pioneers and the struggle for equality. Anna Lisa Cox documents the first great migration of free black pioneers who settled the Northwest Territory before the Civil War. These black pioneers were free, wealthy land owners who had the right to vote and even elected the first black man to political office. A heartbreaking story of freedom won and slowly stolen back this is a book that needs to be read and a story that needs to be shared.