7 EpisodesProduced by Michelle Harven

Legacy shares stories from older generations for insight into the world today. In each episode, we highlight one extraordinary person whose story can provide context and guidance for the next generation.

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Fighting Injustice from the Inside

June 7th, 2018

In 1968, Walter Lomax is sentenced to life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. After spending nearly four decades fighting the conviction, he’s exonerated entirely of the crime. Today, Walter uses his freedom to …

Creating a New Type of Rehab

May 25th, 2018

Paul and his wife Jane have lived an unlikely life. After both making careers as high-powered lawyers in D.C., Paul began to descend into alcoholism. …

Coming Out in Church

May 17th, 2018

For Cecilia Hayden-Smith, her faith in God and coming out as a gay woman, are intimately tied together. She experienced many changes both socially …

Marching for The Dream

May 10th, 2018

Theresa Saxton and Patricia Tyson participate in the March on Washington in 1963, which became best known for Martin Luther King Jr's “I Have a Dream” speech. It was a turning point for America, and the sisters.

A Diplomat’s Wife in Cuba

May 3rd, 2018

Jan Evans Houser grew up in a military family, traveling the world in tandem with international affairs. But in 1959 when her husband is assigned to maintain U.S.-Cuban relations at the embassy in Havana, there was no …

Living in an American internment camp

April 24th, 2018

Mary Tamaki Murakami was still swooning over pop stars, and worrying about her homework when her life suddenly took a very real turn. After the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, she saw an immediate crackdown in …

Policing the Nation's Capital

April 18th, 2018

In the late 1960s, the D.C. police department was becoming overwhelmed with protests against the Vietnam War, Civil Rights demonstrations, and a …
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