History Detectives

Episode Three

  • Aired: 7/9/2007
    • Length: 08:39:08
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

Gar Photograph - In the Reconstructionist-era, what brought 20 white men in Civil War uniform and two black men together to take a picture in a time when racial mixing was taboo? A Civil War enthusiast wants to know what history lies in his vintage photograph. Jefferson Pledge - A Washington, D.C. photo archivist discovers a big piece of history. A list of signatures, including Thomas Jefferson, pledging $200 to open a pair of elementary schools appears to be much more. Was this the beginning of public school systems? Dempsey Fight Bell - Icon Jack Dempsey became the world's first boxing superstar in 1919, and he did it with the clang of a bell. A Nevada man wants to know if the bell he toasts to at his favorite bar is the one ringside at Dempsey's legendary match.

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