EPISODE #15 | 9:30 AM, Monday, July 20, 2020
A historian and pandemic specialist on COVID-19
Guest: Damon L. Fordham, historian, author, and professor

Join historian, author, and professor Damon L. Fordham, popular radio host Terry Base, and The Medi team for a #COVID19 conversation! Scroll down to listen in below as Professor Fordham shares his perspective on the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it relates to the current COVID 19 pandemic.

Professor Fordham, author and adjunct professor of history at The Citadel and Charleston Southern University, has done extensive research on the path of two pandemics. History teaches lessons, and Professor Fordham's perspective will provide valued insights as to how we as a people survived those previous epidemics and what we can do to survive and thrive in 2020 and beyond.

Professor Fordham has researched and written extensively on the lesser known stories of Charleston’s black history. He has written three books on the subject and has contributed articles on the topic to the Charleston Chronicle since 1998, as well as conducting local tours and lectures. He is considered an expert on such historic events as the Denmark Vesey slave rebellion, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s visits to Charleston, the story of local leaders Septima Clark and Esau Jenkins, and Charleston’s Sugar House Slave Dungeon. His performance of “Lost Stories of Black Charleston” at the Charleston City Gallery was celebrated as a part of the 2018 Moja Arts Festival.

Tune in every Monday morning to WJNI 106.3 FM or listen online at for a new, local conversation about COVID-19 and how it's affecting under-served populations, with information and experts that can't be found anywhere else. Past episodes of MEDI MONDAYS: The Coronavirus Edition can also be found at

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