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Freedom's Promise

A History, Education and K-12 podcast
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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 w
Teen Zach Thomas and his mom, professor and author Duchess Harris, explore the story of the arrest in 1931 of nine falsely accused black teen boys in Scottsboro Alabama and the impact of the trials – spanning decades – that followed. More info:
In this episode of Freedom's Promise, Duchess and Zach continue their exploration of slavery in the United States. This time they talk about U.S. Presidents who owned slaves focusing specifically on the story of Oney Judge who was owned by our
Zach takes over as host to interview his mom, Duchess Harris, about her book The Grand Contraband Camp. They discuss the various ways slaves gained their own freedom prior to the Emancipation Proclamation and relate the rarely told story of the
Duchess Harris and her son Zach present the story of the black women "hidden human computers" of NASA. Duchess' own grandmother -- Zach's great grandmother -- Miriam Daniel Mann was one of these amazing women who made significant contributions
Duchess and Zach focus on Josephine Baker and Daisy Bates -- the only two women to speak at the March on Washington (episode 02) -- to tell the larger stories of Blacks in Paris and the Little Rock Nine desegregation of Central High School in L
Duchess Harris and her son, Zach Thomas, present the 1963 March on Washington. Listen as they discuss the story behind the organization of the march, play excerpts from speakers and performers, and talk about the march's lasting legacy. More in
Duchess Harris and her 12 year-old son, Zach Thomas, discuss the history and legacy of Motown Records, the subject of Duchess’s book, The Making of Motown, written for 3rd to 6th grade readers and published by Abdo Publishing. Duchess and Zach
Freedom’s Promise is a podcast hosted by author Duchess Harris with her 12 year-old son, Zach Thomas. They feature African-American topics covered in Freedom’s Promise, a new line of books written by Duchess for third to sixth grade readers and
Freedom’s Promise is a podcast hosted by author Duchess Harris with her 12 year-old son, Zach Thomas. They feature African-American topics covered in Freedom’s Promise, a new line of books written by Duchess for third to sixth grade readers and
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