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History Detectives

Desegregating the Lunch Counter

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In this episode excerpt, History Detective Tukufu Zuberi interviews two participants in the 1960 sit-ins in Winston-Salem, NC: Carl Matthews, who desegregated the lunch counters, and Bill Stevens, a white man who supported and was arrested with Matthews. Matthews and Stevens describe what it was like to be a part of the Civil Rights Movement and the strategies they used.

Episodes of History Detectives60

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HDSI - Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?

Notorious teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa disappeared without a trace in 1975. Was he murdered?

54:41

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HDSI - Texas Servant Girl Murders

Before Jack the Ripper, a serial killer walked the streets of Austin, Texas.

54:41

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HDSI - Civil War Sabotage?

The steamship Sultana exploded without warning one night in 1865, killing 1,800 people.

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Clips of History Detectives288

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Deleted Scene: Swing Kids in Hamburg

London professor Les Back tells Tukufu about WWII-era Germany's underground jazz scene.

2:30

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Deleted Scene: Wartime Contradictions

London professor Les Back tells Tukufu about segregation of black soldiers during WW II.

2:03

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Sultana mystery reveal

The History Detectives come to a conclusion about the Sultana mystery.

3:20

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Kit Carson Family Secrets

Did this antique biography once belong to Kit Carson’s family?

13:28

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Sons of the Pioneers

Archive footage of the Sons of the Pioneers performing Tumbling Tumbleweeds.

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Previews of History Detectives14

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