Freedom's Promise Ep 08: Ruby Bridges & Barbara Jordan

Teen Zach Thomas and his mom, professor and author Duchess Harris, focus this time on some black girl magic. They tell the stories of Ruby Bridges, who in 1960 at age 6 integrated New Orleans schools, and Barbara Jordan who, at the same time was breaking down barriers facing black women in the US Congress. Making this all relevant to 2019, they discuss Ilhan Omar, US Congresswoman from Minnesota, who became one of the first to wear her hijab on the House floor.
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Freedom's Promise, podcast and radio series credits
  • Duchess Harris: Writer and host
  • Zach Thomas: Co-host
  • Barry Madore, Fire on the Bluff Productions: Producer, recording engineer, editor
  • Opening and closing music: “Black cat Funky” by reusenoise — — (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license
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