White Feather Educational & Historical Project Podcast

Audio produced by Ramona Martinez

Episode One: Rhyme & Reason: White Feather Project Launch, 9/16/18

The introduction to Trinity Episcopal Church’s White Feather Historical & Educational Project. Opening song sung by Maria Niechwiadowicz & Connor Kenaston, speech by grant coordinator Patricia Jones-Turner, music by Nathaniel Clark, a historical interpretation of Sojourner Truth by Charmaine Crowell-White, and jazz music by Cool Lane. Also featuring interviews with event attendees.

Episode Two: The Birmingham Pledge with Pastor Cass Bailey

Pastor Cass Bailey, Pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church presents The Birmingham Pledge, originally created by Dr. Martin Luther King to guide participants’ actions during Civil Rights demonstrations. The video played during this talk can be found here.

Episode Three: The Leesburg Stockade Girls with Reverend Patricia Jones Turner


In 1963 in Leesburg, Georgia, more than a dozen African-American teenage girls were held in a stockade for two months. They were arrested at a demonstration for integration in Americus, Georgia. Reverend Patricia Jones Turner shares the experiences of the 'Stockade Girls,' and talks about the importance of uncovering hidden historical events. Visibility equals viability. Heard in this talk is this video about the Girls of the Leesburg Stockade. Referenced in this talk is The Maze of Coercive Control, referred to in this podcast as 'The Power and Control Wheel,' which can be found here. Cartoon referenced in the talk is found on the right.

More on the Girls of the Leesburg Stockade, including photos, can be found here.

Episode Four: Teresa Walker (Miss Tessie) Oral History, 10/31/18

Reverend Patricia Jones Turner interviews her former teacher, Teresa Walker of Charlottesville. Miss Tessie is an elder of Trinity Episcopal Church, where she has been attending for 80 years. Miss Tessie talks about Vinegar Hill, the early days of Trinity Church, the Lane High School Walkout, and Charlottesville through the decades.

Episode Five: Charlottesville’s Historic Past and How it has Affected Us Today with Charlene Green

Charlene Green, Manager of the Office of Human Rights for the City of Charlottesville, discusses the racial history of Charlottesville, including the erasure of Vinegar Hill via eminent domain, and how the city continues to favor businesses and developers over low-income residents.

Episode Six: Reverend Ayuko Kato-White on the Spirituality of Social Justice

Reverend Ayuko Kato-White and Reverend Patricia Jones Turner discuss how Christianity is a religion of justice and community action, and not just personal salvation.

Episode Seven: Memories of Jackson P. Burley High School with William Redd & James Hollins

William J. Redd (student from 1953-1958) & James "Jimmy” Hollins (student from 1960-1965) describe their experience at Jackson P. Burley High School, a school for African-Americans in Charlottesville that opened in 1951. It now operates as Jackson P. Burley Middle School. At the 16:17 minute mark, William Redd describes The Glory Year, when in 1956, the Burley Football team went undefeated and unscored on.

Episode Eight: How Does Fear of Black Men Affect Them & the African American Community with Philip White

Philip White, Consultant for Violence Against Men & The Fatherhood Initiative, talks about the historic roots of fear of black men, compassionate confrontation, and how men can develop emotional intelligence and learn how to free themselves from toxic masculinity.

Episode Nine: The Daughters of Zion Cemetery with Bernadette Whitsett-Hammond & Edwina St Rose

Bernadette Whitsett-Hammond & Edwina St Rose describe their work on the Daughters of Zion Cemetery, a graveyard founded by the charitable society of African-American women, the Daughters of Zion, in 1873.

To find out more about their work, please visit: www.facebook.com/daughtersofzioncemetery/

The information in the podcasts presented on this website are the views, information, and opinions of the authors/presenters involved and do not necessarily represent those of Trinity Episcopal Church or The White Feather Educational and Historical Project.  Created September, 2018