American History Hit

A 13 day siege. 90 minutes of fighting. An almost 200 year legacy and the most popular tourist site in the state of Texas.

The 1836 Battle of the Alamo has become a symbol of Texan pride and independence, and also a springboard for conversations about Texas’ relationship with slavery.

To find out more about the battle, the site and what really happened to David Crockett, Don spoke with Kolby Lanham, Senior Researcher and Historian at the Alamo.

Produced by Sophie Gee. Edited by Siobhan Dale. Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.

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