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June 2, 2014: The Sultana Roadtrip

Vox Populi Radio

June 1, 2014

The Sultana disaster is one of the most horrific events in U.S. history and yet few are aware that it even occurred.  A Mississippi steamboat, the Sultana, exploded just north of Memphis, Tennessee in the early morning hours of April 27, 1865 killing over 1,800 souls.  Greed, drama, and humanity make the Sultana a story to remember.

Our Kickstarter Campaign to tell the story of the Sultana in documentary form is racing to a close. We are so close to our goal, but we need your help to get there. So in honor of those who lost their lives, their descendants, and everyone involved with our film—including you—I’m going to take us on a journey Monday morning.

Beginning at the Mt. Olive Cemetery in South Knoxville, and ending at the Sultana marker in downtown Memphis, I will travel across the state of Tennessee, reading Jerry O. Potter’s book, “The Sultana Tragedy.” I hope to help you and myself better understand the nature of this disaster, and why it is important to

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