Testing America’s freedom (Ep. 1)
Lifelong educator Dr. Aaliyah Samuel invites you to join her on a journey deep into the lesser-known history of laws and policies that have perpetuated and exacerbated racial inequities within America’s education system. In the first episode, we start with the personal and the profound: a meeting with Minnijean Brown-Trickey, a civil rights hero who was one of the Little Rock 9, and Dr. Samuel’s encounter with the Charlottesville letter, a disturbing document that reveals the persistent evils of segregation. From these two crucial moments begins the series-long discussion on matters of inequality and education past, present, and future.