Where to start with The History Chicks

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 August 8th, 2018
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Lucille Ball (Part 1)

  • about 2 years ago

Lucille Ball had a long climb up (and down) before she made history when I love Lucy debuted in 1951, and we cover those struggles and successes in this episode. 

Ida B. Wells

  • about 2 years ago

Ida Wells worked as a pioneering journalist and activist who campaigned for anti-lynching legislation.

Sojourner Truth

  • over 1 year ago

She was a slave, a freewoman, a preacher, a speaker, an abolitionist and a women's rights advocate in the Civil War era United States. Like a lot of women's history, Sojourner's truth may have been edited in history, but we can help to set it right. 

Zelda Fitzgerald

  • almost 3 years ago

Zelda Fitzgerald - the original Manic Pixie Dream Girl, muse of F. Scott, has been remembered as a trophy, a fashion icon, a mental patient, an author, and an artist. This unique woman lived a complex life that defies simple labels.

Wallis Simpson (Part 1)

  • over 1 year ago

Puppet? Manipulating social climber? Misunderstood? Deeply in love? However you see her, the fact remains that a king abdicated his throne, defied his family and lived in exile to marry twice divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.