In July 1955, when the African American 11- and 12-year-olds on the Cannon Street YMCA All-Star team registered for a baseball tournament in Charleston, South Carolina, it put the team on a collision course with segregation. White teams forfeited their games. [Read more…] about Stolen Dreams: Racism & Little League Baseball’s Civil War
New York State Podcasts
We publish several podcast announcements each week. You can find them all here.
If you produce a podcast about an aspect of New York State and want to have it noticed here, e-mail editor John Warren at email@example.com
On this episode of A New York Minute in History, Devin and Lauren discuss a recently installed William G. Pomeroy marker recognizing a 1900 auto race in Suffolk County, New York, and the importance of racing in automobile history.
Was that race to Babylon really the first of its kind in the United States? And how did Watkins Glen International get its start? [Read more…] about Early Auto Racing in New York
This week on The Historians Podcast, Paul Craddock at UCL Medical School in London, England discusses his new book Spare Parts: The Story of Medicine Through the History of Transplant Surgery (St. Martin’s Press, 2022). [Read more…] about Spare Parts: Medical History from Skin Grafts to Artificial Hearts
On this episode of Empire State Engagements, a conversation with Shayla Colon of the Albany Times Union on her series of articles “Two Sides of Pearl Street,” on how historical trends and urban policies have shaped contemporary life on one Albany thoroughfare. [Read more…] about Pearl Street in Albany: History & Contemporary Challenges
Thomas M. Stark served as a judge in Suffolk County and New York State beginning in the early 1960s.
During his career he presided over a number of important cases but the one that loomed largest was the murder of the DeFeo family at their home in Amityville by their son Ronald in 1974. Stark’s daughter Ellen remembers hearing about the case over dinner while the rest of the world remembers it as the Amityville Horror case. [Read more…] about Horrific Homicides & Long Island Judge Thomas Stark
This week on The Historians Podcast Edmund Richardson discusses his book The King’s Shadow: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Deadly Quest for the Lost City of Alexandria (St. Marten’s Press, 2022), the story of a 19th century British deserter who discovered the location of a city founded by Alexander the Great in Bagram, Afghanistan in the fourth century B.C. [Read more…] about Afghanistan: Alexander the Great Was There (Historians Podcast)
On this episode of Empire State Engagements, Dr. Clarence Jefferson Hall, Jr., talks about his book A Prison in the Woods: Environment and Incarceration in New York’s North Country (UMass Press, 2020). [Read more…] about North Country Prisons Talk On ‘Empire State Engagements’
This week on The Historians Podcast, historian and regular New York Almanack contributor Bruce Dearstyne encourages New Yorkers to celebrate April 20th as the birthday of the Empire State. [Read more…] about Bruce Dearstyne On New York State’s Birthday
On the April episode of Crossroads of Rockland History we explored the life and artistic legacy of Sidney A. Simon (1917–1997). On the occasion of an exhibition of his works at the Blue Hill Art and Cultural Center (Pearl River, NY), two of Simon’s children, Teru Simon and Mark Simon, joined Clare Sheridan to share memories of their father and their own recollections of growing up on South Mountain Road in Rockland County. [Read more…] about Life and Artistic Legacy of Sidney Simon
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World Podcast, Maureen Connors Santelli, an Associate Professor of History at Northern Virginia Community College and author of The Greek Fire: American-Ottoman Relations and Democratic Fervor in the Age of Revolutions (Cornell Univ. Press, 2020), joins Liz to investigate the Greek Revolution and early Americans’ reactions to it. [Read more…] about Greek Fire: The Greek Revolution in Early America