The Future of America's Past

Join Ed Ayers as he travels to places that define the most misunderstood parts of America’s past.  

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About The Future of America's Past

Join Ed Ayers — award-winning historian and co-host of the hit podcast BackStory — as he travels to places that define the most misunderstood parts of America’s past. Visit sites Americans struggle to discuss — and learn from National Park Service interpreters, museum educators, and cutting-edge guides how they engage a diverse public with the fullness of our nation’s history.