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Strange Country

Sometimes you need to have a glass of wine, cuppa whatever and listen to a good old weird story. Musical score Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Apr 15, 2021

Kelly and Beth have missed you Dear Dash Hounds, but we are back! In this episode you will learn the important story of Minnie Cox, an African American postmistress at the turn of the 20th century. Cox was smart, wonderful and successful, but still treated terribly because she was black. Before we get to the details of her story, sit tight for some ramblings about cockfighting, Facebook, and post office anxiety. Or fast forward to the halfway mark and get ready to be angry about American history that should be part of our common knowledge. As always, thank you for listening; it is an act of love.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

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