Appalachian Feminists, Preserving the Story of 9/11
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Sep 7, 2020 8:00 pm
- 1:44:10 mins
How Women Drove Activism in Appalachia (0:32) Guest: Jessica Wilkerson, Professor of History and Southern Studies, University of Mississippi, Author of “To Live Here, You Have to Fight” A group of women in Appalachia defied stereotypes to get better living conditions for their families and working conditions for their coal miner husbands. They picketed and wrote famous protest songs and demanded that they get credit for all the caregiving they did that mde the coal companies profitable. Preserving the Story of 9/11 (53:08) Guest: Mitchell Zuckoff, Professor of Journalism, Boston University, Author of “Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11” and “13 Hours” September 11, 2001. Over two hours, four hijacked passenger planes crash–one into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. One into the South Tower. Another hijacked plane crashes into the Pentagon and then, back in New York, Peter Jennings has taken over the live coverage for ABC and is having trouble getting his head around what he’s seeing on the screen as the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses. Minutes later, a fourth hijacked plane crashes in an empty field in rural Pennsylvania. Half an hour later–at 10:28 a.m. Eastern Time, the North Tower of the World Trade Center crumbles.