The Future of America's Past

Join Ed Ayers, award-winning historian and co-host of the hit podcast BackStory, as he travels to places that define the most misunderstood parts of America’s past. Visit sites Americans struggle to discuss and learn from National Park Service interpreters, museum educators, and cutting-edge guides how they engage a diverse public with the fullness of our nation’s history.

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