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The Future of America's Past

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The Future of America's Past

About The Future of America's Past

Scholar Ed Ayers takes viewers to the sites of complex and evocative chapters in American history. Throughout the series, Ayers meets with public historians working to preserve the past, from National Park Service rangers to curators and community activists.

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The Fire of a Movement - S1 E2

The destruction of New York City's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in 1911 led to workplace safety laws.

  • Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday January 28, 2020 10:00 pm CT on KET2

Lines in the Sand - S1 E3

Explore how Texas, a place of contentious borders and cross-cultural exchange, became Texas.

  • Tuesday February 4, 2020 11:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday February 4, 2020 10:00 pm CT on KET2

A Grave Injustice - S1 E4

Visit a Japanese internment camp established during World War II, now a National Park Service site, and meet those keeping its memory alive.

  • Tuesday February 11, 2020 11:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday February 11, 2020 10:00 pm CT on KET2

Freedom's Fortress - S1 E1

Ed visits Virginia's Fort Monroe, the place where slavery began in British North America.

  • Tuesday February 18, 2020 11:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday February 18, 2020 10:00 pm CT on KET2
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Freedom's Fortress - S1 E1

  • Tuesday January 21, 2020 11:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Tuesday January 21, 2020 10:00 pm CT on KET2
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