The Best of Our Knowledge #1552 "The Slave Who Went To Congress" | WAMC

The Best of Our Knowledge #1552 "The Slave Who Went To Congress"

Jun 18, 2020

A man born into slavery eventually became the first African American elected to Congress from Alabama.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll learn about Benjamin Sterling Turner, and hear how his story became a children’s book.

We’ll also hear how a jazz ensemble teacher and his  students are dealing with distance learning, and spend an Academic Minute traveling during a pandemic.