Jack Lucas and Iwo Jima

After Pearl Harbor, Jack Lucas was determined to join the fight in the Pacific. Despite being underage, he used ingenuity and bad behavior to find his way into a fight where he didn’t last a day. The History Guy remembers a hero who had to fight to get into the fight.

Abraham Galloway, Spy for the Union

While we remember Black leaders of the Civil War and Reconstruction Era like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, many others are largely forgotten. An indisputable hero who risked his life spying on behalf of the Union, Abraham Galloway was, in his time, one of the most dynamic and popular of the Black Southern leaders. The History Guy recalls the remarkable life of an escaped slave who fought for the future of his people.