'Israel on the Appomattox,' a Story of Freed Slaves Melvin Patrick Ely's book Israel on the Appomattox tells the story of freed slaves at a Virginia community called Israel Hill. He traces Israel Hill from its founding in the 1790s to the Civil Rights era of the 1950s. Hear Ely and guest host Sheilah Kast.
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'Israel on the Appomattox,' a Story of Freed Slaves

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'Israel on the Appomattox,' a Story of Freed Slaves

'Israel on the Appomattox,' a Story of Freed Slaves

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Melvin Patrick Ely's book Israel on the Appomattox tells the story of freed slaves at a Virginia community called Israel Hill. He traces Israel Hill from its founding in the 1790s to the Civil Rights era of the 1950s. Hear Ely and guest host Sheilah Kast.

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