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Juneteenth Read IN

Gal’s Guide Library is hosting a Juneteenth Read-IN. Invoking the spirit of civil rights sit-ins, the Gal’s Guide Library will be facilitating a space and books for people of all ages and ethnicities to come and sit and read a book about the African American experience. Bring a book. Borrow a book.Non Fiction or Fiction.Sit […]

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Corina Newsome

Amy tells us all about @Hood_Naturalist, Corina Newsome. Corina is not only a biologist who studies sparrows in Georgia but she is one of the founders of #BlackBirdersWeek. Amy also name drops many Black superstar scientists with socials who are making science much more inclusive and downright joyful!  Show Notes This month our Gal Pals […]

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Mary Seacole

It’s Black History month and we’re taking this opportunity to shine an amazing spotlight on Black women in STEM. Katie talks about nurse and entrepreneur, Mary Seacole. Voted the Best Black Britton, Mary Seacole is a Jamaican-Scottish gal who gave Florence Nightingale a run for her money. Learn a taste about the amazing gal from […]

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Frances Harper

It’s the start of Suffrage month and there are 5 gal-pals joined over Zoom this time to celebrate the 19th Amendment. Edan is up first talking about the African-American poet who has an Indiana connection to the Suffrage movement.  Show Notes We’re back on Zoom so that means the YouTube has live video of our […]

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Josephine Baker and her pet cheetah

This week the gal-pals talk about the mythic creature Josephine Baker. Josephine was a burlesque performer, a French spy, and a civil rights advocate who stood up to the KKK. She also walked her pet cheetah down the streets of Paris, had a goat in her dressing room and a pig living in her night […]

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Queen Nzinga

Learn about the African Queen who fought off the slave trade for 30 years! Edan shares the exciting story Queen Nzinga, a bad-ass ruler brought her own chair to a conference. Don’t worry it will all make sense. The gal-pals also have fun with languages, escape rooms, and getting their brain around which way the […]

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Mae Jemison

Lisa gets us to look up to the stars and get our imaginations ready to boldly go! Lisa’s 1 Cool STEM Thing is about the first African-American woman in space, Mae Jemison. We also talk about what sci-fi book or movie we would want the future to be like. YouTube Version Show Notes & Extras […]

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Moms Mabley – First Female Standup Comedian

To start off LGBT Pride month, Leah’s 1 Cool LGBT Thing is about the first ever female standup comedian, Jackie “Moms” Mabley. An extremely successful originator, Moms was a black, gay, woman who created an old lady character that wooed young men, made censors nervous, and told some of the best dirty jokes. YouTube Version […]

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Ella Baker – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who is the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, whose behind-the-scenes work inspired students and adults to be activists and cause political and social change. Today we’re talking about the amazing life and legacy of your gal, Ella Baker Full Episode YouTube Version Show Notes & Extras: Where […]

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Ida B. Wells – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who born as a slave, refused to give up her seat, found her voice as a journalist, led anti-lynching campaigns and fought for justice for African-Americans. Today we’re talking about the amazing life and legacy of your gal, Ida B. Wells. Full Episode YouTube Version Show Notes & […]