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1. Alabama - The Man Who Almost Wasn't Vice President with Abi Ayres

1. Alabama - The Man Who Almost Wasn't Vice President with Abi Ayres

Update: 2021-07-1914
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In this episode, Sharon is joined by Abigail Ayres, an average person, in her own words, bringing love, life, laughter, and joy to Instagram. Sharon and Abigail discuss the life and legacy of William Rufus King, the 13th vice president of the United States, who served a term of a few weeks before his untimely death. William Rufus King’s lifelong political career was a far cry from those who are expected to follow the ethical, democratic process we uphold today, and Sharon shares how King’s social status, wealth, race, and outdated electoral systems influenced his pursuit of the “American Dream.” As a proponent of slavery and founding member of Selma, Alabama, Sharon and Abi examine the irony of the civil rights marches led by Martin Luther King Jr. on the soil of King’s former plantation one century later and discuss how we can extract the contributions of historical figures in America while also condemning their immorality.

For more information on this episode including all resources and links discussed go to https://www.sharonmcmahon.com/podcast 

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Alice Holt

I learned a lot and was so entertained! great first episode!!!!

Jul 21st
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Janika Bushnell Barfuss

As a Utah girl myself I feel like I'm getting so much street smarter already!! This is quickly becoming my favorite podcast!

Jul 21st
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Monica Catherine

I love you and I love Abi so this was an EXCELLENT start

Jul 20th
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LincolnandAmber Turley

This was so great! I'm so excited to learn more.

Jul 19th
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Teri King

Tempura shrimp for all!

Jul 19th
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Aimee Finegan

loved this! tempore shrimp!

Jul 19th
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1. Alabama - The Man Who Almost Wasn't Vice President with Abi Ayres

1. Alabama - The Man Who Almost Wasn't Vice President with Abi Ayres