Author Emily Bingham

Season 18 Episode 11 | 27m 15s | Video has closed captioning.

Kentucky's state anthem, "My Old Kentucky Home," is both a celebratory ballad evoking a sentimental feeling while, for others, outrage for its glorification of chattel slavery in the pre-Civil war south. Author Emily Bingham explores how the melody about America's original sin has evolved to become quote "a living symbol of a happy past," which was never just a song.

Aired: 11/20/22

Rating: NR

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