Airs Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 9:00 PM on 90.3 WCPN
SEGMENT 1: How could a nation founded on a Declaration that “all men are created equal” permit slavery? In one case, historians, legal scholars and actors re-create the fugitive slave trial of a 20-year-old from Virginia, who escaped bondage only to be court-ordered back to slavery.
SEGMENT 2: In this segment, we look in-depth at the most controversial decision in the history of the U.S. Supreme Court—the Dred Scott case, which ruled that black people have rights. The saga is told by Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor of history at Columbia University.