Personalities: Hazel Mahone, The Granddaughter of Slaves

Jul 5, 2017
South Dakota Magazine

For over 100 years, Hazel Mahone carried her grandparents' memories of surviving pre-civil war slavery. These stories provoked emotions associated with brutality, inhumanity, and an overwhelming hope for a better life.

In 1992, Chuck Anderson sat down with Mahone to discuss these rare, second-hand stories that filled her childhood and inspired her lifetime as a humanitarian and cosmetologist in Huron, South Dakota.

To begin the interview, Anderson asked Mahone a few questions concerning terminology.

Candy may feel like a sinful pleasure, but its past is not so sweet. Susan Benjamin spent time with Dakota Midday to talk about the history of candy, including cane sugar's role in enslavement, candy's medicinal origins, and the evolution of marketing innovations. She also reveals her preferred treat and what "historic candy" really is.

American Experience "The Abolitionists"

Jan 3, 2013

Rob Rapley, writer/producer/director, talks about his PBS American Experience documentary "The Abolitionists." Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who ended slavery, "The Abolitionists" interweaves drama with traditional documentary storytelling. "The Abolitionists" stars Richard Brooks, Neal Huff, Jeanine Serralles, Kate Lyn Sheil, and T. Ryder Smith, and will premiere as a special presentation in three parts on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Tuesdays, January 8th, 15th and 22nd at 8 pm (Central)/ 7 pm (Mountain) on SDPB-TV.