April 12, 2020
Bullies, race, social class, rejection, nothing could stop the remarkable ascent of the first black science fiction writer, Octavia Butler, from transforming herself from a shy, awkward introvert to shy, awkward award winning author. All that and more about this groundbreaking talent in this week’s History: The Shequel.
May 17, 2020
EP. 12 — Ida B. Wells
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Former school teacher turned Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, Ida B. Wells, exposes the violence against black Americans in the post Civil War South! Born to shine a light on the truth in America, physical and verbal threats couldn’t shut Ida up, or stop her commitment to chronicling the experience of African-Americans during this violent time in America’s past. This is History: The Shequel hosted by Erin and Mina.
May 10, 2020
EP. 11 — Ida Lupino
Lights, camera, action! This week’s subject wasn’t just in front of the camera, she was the first major female behind it too! From London to Hollywood, this Paramount Player used down time on set to learn how to break through the glass lens of directors! Ida Lupino is the original multi-hyphenate. This is History: The Shequel, hosted by Erin and Mercy.
May 3, 2020
EP. 10 — Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler
This country has a disease and there’s only one cure for it – America’s first black female doctor. Fighting racism and sexism with a stethoscope and a tongue depressor, Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler healed her way into trailblazer status on this weeks History: The Shequel, hosted by Erin and Ciara.