The Ancestors Had Skills
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This episode was hosted and produced by me, Nichole Hill. Music and sound effects by Epidemic Sounds. Thank you to this episode’s story editor Ilana Nevins.

To read The Washington Bee for yourself, which I highly recommend, you too can visit the archives of the Library of Congress and get lost. It will be time well spent.

Shout out to the Black Adventurers Rosalyn & Jocelyn - who were the guests for this episode. They're sisters and beautiful gospel singers. You can check them out @rosalyn.jocelyn.

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