Tracing America - Uncovering Our Forgotten Stories

Episode 1: The Lawrence Massacre
Thu, 4/27 – 10:30 PM ET | 9:30 PM CT | 8:30 PM MT | 7:30 PM PT

Thursday, April 27, 2023

10:30 PM ET | 9:30 PM CT | 8:30 PM MT | 7:30 PM PT

“Tracing America” features historian Cory Lesmeister as he travels the countryside, bringing important historical U.S. events to life in the modern-day places in which they occurred. This show offers fresh perspectives on what it means to celebrate our American history, and the lessons of the past.

In this pilot episode: Why did a former school teacher who was known to associate with abolitionists before the Civil War become a notorious Confederate Guerrilla leader responsible for one of the bloodiest raids of that war? Join host Cory Lesmeister as he traces the path of William Quantrill’s ruthless attack on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863 in “Tracing America,” uncovering our forgotten stories.