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EP320: An "Ordinary" Cloth With An Extraordinary Story, Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women and Family is at the Heart of this Brewing Icon, The Coors'

Our American Stories / Lee Habeeb
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May 24, 2022 3:05 am

EP320: An "Ordinary" Cloth With An Extraordinary Story, Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women and Family is at the Heart of this Brewing Icon, The Coors'

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May 24, 2022 3:05 am

On this episode of Our American Stories, Chris Graham of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia tells the story of one of their objects on display with an extraordinary story we're just now finding out. Kate Moore, author of “Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women”, shares the story of the young women who in 1898 began working in radium factories and discovered the chemical element that glows in the dark. Pete Coors and his daughter Carrie of Coors Banquet Beer tells us how his family prides itself on their commitment to faith, family, education, and servant leadership.

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00:00 - An "Ordinary" Cloth With An Extraordinary Story

12:30 - Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

37:00 - Family is at the Heart of this Brewing Icon, The Coors'

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It's not die. It's roughly woven and think too much about it because it's not a gun is a sword. This one. Plaintiff witnessed so much during this artifact in early 19th century 1905, 97, said this is a it was woven by Negroes on a plantation that donated this object is a object that demonstrates that material shortages and the comparative so that we had is that I got forces also by identifying it as something that was made by one of their enslaved people they could say that yes they with us in the same way the ways she self emancipated and what that means is that over the course of the 20th century as those people wrote about define what counts history of experience left out was made plantation in Darlington County South Carolina was made by this layperson was enslaved by Mandy Mitchell.

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Slavers knew this day knew it measures to move their enslaved populations out of the way and so wherever you see United States Army going you see enslaved people running to the Army, but you also see slave owners taking their populations in this great of genes from for you might say going inland and so Mitchell King moved his population of his rice plantation near Savannah to Darlington South Carolina to grow cotton plantation near Island by a man died in his widow was killed by one of occasionally killed moving into a landscape population is broken up with tears. Mitchell King family therapy about 525 Savannah to Darlington South Carolina to grow, they didn't know to be the place waiting no and you can be secure from the temptation to escape to freedom.

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