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Encore: Pages From the Past

What do Adlai Stevenson, the Underground railroad, the Orphan Train movement and the old-time radio program Vic and Sade have in common?

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(Duration: 51:30)

Bill Kemp

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Bill Kemp recently penned his 400th article for the Pantagraph newspaper based in Bloomington-Normal. He’s been writing about history for nearly a decade and says even though we’re in a pretty rural part of the Midwest, he’s never been at a loss for an interesting tale to describe in his history column.
 
This hour on Focus, we revisit when host Jim Meadows talked with him about his book “Pages from the Past: Stories from the Sunday Pantagraph.”  We learned more about Adlai Stevenson II, former Governor and 1950’s democratic Presidential candidate, and we talked with Kemp about his accounts of myths surrounding the Underground railroad in Central Illinois and the Orphan Train movement.
 

Categories: History