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Sweet Taste of Liberty

Constant Wonder
  • May 10, 2021
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Henrietta Wood was the recipient of the largest known sum ever granted by a U.S. court in restitution for slavery, successfully suing Zebulon Ward, the man who had enslaved her, for $2,500. Her story was lost in history until a historian uncovered two interviews with Henrietta herself. Guest: W. Caleb McDaniel, Professor of History at Rice University and author of “Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America” Show More...