History Detectives


Originally Aired Sep 07, 2009

"Duke Ellington Plates" Tukufu Zuberi investigates metal sheets that could be printing plates for Ellington's signature song ("Take the 'A' Train"). "'Scottsboro Boys' Stamp" Gwen Wright travels to Scottsboro, Alabama to delve into civil rights history and consult with a stamp expert to discover what impact a tiny stamp had in the case of nine falsely accused black men. "Civil War Bridge" Elyse Luray goes to Columbia, South Carolina to examine the evidence of a demolished bridge and see if this discovery will redraw the maps of the Civil War.