Broad Stripes, Bright Stars and White Lies


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Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag. At least, that's what we were taught in school. But when historians go searching… there’s no proof to be found. In this episode of Sidedoor, we unravel this vexillological tale tall to find out how this myth got started, and who Betsy Ross really was.


Jennifer Locke Jones, political and military history curator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

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Marc Leepson, journalist, historian and author of the book Flag: An American Biography


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Marla R. Miller, historian and author of Betsy Ross and the Making of America

Twitter: @MarlaAtLarge

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