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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 & […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Hidden Figures

This week the sky is the limit with Kim’s 1 Cool Black History Thing about the gals of Hidden Figures. Bonnie, Edan, Rebecca, and Kim also talk about their favorite gal in Black history as well as historical films and documentaries. All this and more on this episode of Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy Podcast episode #17. […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Willis Richardson

This week Edan keeps her 1 Cool Black History Thing all in the family. Edan shares the amazing life and legacy of her Great-Grandfather Willis Richardson, a playwright who was the first African-American to have a non-musical production on Broadway. His plays live on today in museums and on stage. Learn all about this amazing […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Nina Simone

This week Rebecca’s 1 Cool Black History Thing is about the singer and activist Nina Simone. From “Mississippi God Damn” to her cover of “Here Comes the Sun” Nina has a voice that draws you in, tells you a story and can make you cry. Learn more about this amazing gal this week on the […]

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February Meeting – Genealogy, DNA & Black History

Edan returns! Last February Edan Evans de Roziere rocked the crowd and presented about Genealogy with a Black history and self-purpose spotlight. This year think of it as Part 2: DNA. She’ll talk about what different DNA tests offer and how they can help bridge the racial divide as well as build our own sense […]