Snow-Storm in August

Francis Scott Key and the Forgotten Washington Race Riot of 1835

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Hour 2:           What role did “The Star-Spangled Banner” lyricist Francis Scott Key play in preserving slavery? We’ll talk this hour with Jefferson Morley, former Washington correspondent for Salon and author of the new book “Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835″ (Nan A. Talese Doubleday, 2012).

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