Sweet Taste of Liberty

Sweet Taste of Liberty

Constant Wonder

Enslaved Heroes

Episode: Enslaved Heroes

  • May 10, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 19:03 mins

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”