Yesterday Myra Chandler Sampson and I spent about 45 minutes with Voice of America radio host, Ric Young, to discuss our recent Civil War Times article about Silas Chandler and related topics. I thought the interview went well. It was nice to have the opportunity to talk for an extended period of time and I was particularly interested in Myra’s reflections on a number of topics related to Civil War memory. Have a listen.
I know I mentioned it before, but it bears repeating that I absolutely love the fact that Silas is pictured alone on the cover of the magazine. That was a great move by the design staff.
Good interview. You don’t sound like a babbling idiot on the radio. Your interview on Civil War talk radio with Gerry Prokopowicz way back when was good as well (thank goodness for the podcasts).
Ms. Chandler’s childhood/teenage memory of Mississippi captivated me the most.
I’m glad you got a word in on the monuments in Richmond as well. Not everything Confederate needs to be destroyed. The names of highways, I’m not so sure about, but that is one way to remember our history, for better or worse, I guess.
Thanks, Lyle. I guess it’s just one of those things of not being able to listen to my own voice. I hope to make a return appearance on Gerry’s show once the book comes out.
Kevin, I enjoyed this very much, but it wasn’t TNT that exploded under Elliott’s Salient, but simple black powder.
Of course. You can probably sense that I am bit anxious when doing radio and I really don’t like talking on the phone.
Great interview for both of you. This is great:
Take “faithful slaves,” add filter it through Glory, and you’ve “black Confederates.”
None of this stuff happens in a vacuum, does it?
Thanks, Andy. I really appreciate that. I still think that I sound like a babbling idiot on the radio. Myra stole the show. She gave me quite a bit to think about.
Thanks Kevin, I was thinking that you need to be a talk show host. I was very nervous.
That you were interviewed by the Voice of Russia will set your Lost Cause detractors off.
Their reaction should be quite funny.