12 episodes

Brown v. Board of Education held the promise of creating an integrated school system with equal education for all, but there was an unspoken consequence to this historic decision: Tens of thousands of Black teachers in the South were fired, leaving a gap that reverberated through generations of students to come. Hosted by educator and nonprofit leader Aimée Eubanks Davis, this five-part series spans the decades to provide an important look at the impact a Black educator can have on a Black student’s life, and how we all can help support and strengthen the roots that help our children achieve.

After 1954 Lemonada

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 82 Ratings

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Brown v. Board of Education held the promise of creating an integrated school system with equal education for all, but there was an unspoken consequence to this historic decision: Tens of thousands of Black teachers in the South were fired, leaving a gap that reverberated through generations of students to come. Hosted by educator and nonprofit leader Aimée Eubanks Davis, this five-part series spans the decades to provide an important look at the impact a Black educator can have on a Black student’s life, and how we all can help support and strengthen the roots that help our children achieve.

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    Introducing: Discarded

    Introducing: Discarded

    We’re dropping in your feed today to let you know about a new Lemonada Media series, DISCARDED. DISCARDED tells the story of a modern-day Erin Brockovich, set on the Mississippi River in an area known as “Cancer Alley.” Her name is Sharon Lavigne, her community is St. James Parish in Louisiana, and her fight is to keep out one of the largest plastic manufacturing companies in the world. In this investigative four-part series, hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist Gloria Riviera, we unwrap the complex world of plastic through the lens of Sharon's story. Because plastic is everywhere - it has advanced our world, but it has damaged our environment. So, we take a look at what’s next for all of us and how we can learn from communities like St. James to make a difference in our own backyards.

    In this clip of episode one, you’ll be introduced to The Sunshine Project, which is a $9.4 billion proposed petrochemical plan that would sprawl across 2,400 acres of St. James Parish, Louisiana, pushing up against the community that has lived and died there for generations. Lifelong resident Sharon Lavigne becomes an accidental activist after trying to save her community and its history.

    This series is presented in partnership with Only One, the action platform for the planet. Only One is on a mission to restore ocean health and tackle the climate crisis in this generation — with your help. Visit only.one to learn more and get involved.

    To hear more of Discarded, head to https://lemonadamedia.com/show/discarded/
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    • 24 min
    Bonus: Now is the time to invest in Black education

    Bonus: Now is the time to invest in Black education

    Traditionally, Black-led nonprofits have only received 2 to 4 percent of total philanthropic funding nationally. That’s in part why Liz Thompson co-founded The 1954 Project, which seeks to radically redesign how philanthropy connects with Black leaders in education. Every year, her organization awards a cohort of Luminaries with one million dollars each to continue their innovative work in education. In this episode, host Aimée Eubanks Davis is in conversation with Liz Thompson about her organization’s impact on the community.

    Resources:


    Register for the Luminary Awards https://hopin.com/events/1954-project-luminary-awards/registration 
    Why Black representation is especially important when it comes to charitable giving https://news.wttw.com/2021/04/26/why-black-representation-especially-important-when-it-comes-charitable-giving 
    Beyond crisis funding https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/beyond-crisis-funding-black-led-organizations-saw-surge-donations-look-n1252539 
    In philanthropy, race is still in factor in who gets what 
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/your-money/philanthropy-race.html 
    https://www.bridgespan.org/bridgespan/Images/articles/racial-equity-and-philanthropy/racial-equity-and-philanthropy.pdf 
    The 1954 Project https://www.1954project.org
    The Cafe Group https://www.thecafe.org 

    This podcast is brought to you with the generous support from The Walton Family Foundation.

    Aimée Eubanks Davis is the host. This series is produced by Priscilla Alabi and Kristen Lepore. Priscilla Alabi is the producer. Kristen Lepore is the supervising producer. Story editing is by Jackie Danziger. Story consulting by Sonya Ramsey. Sound design and mixing by Andrea Kristinsdóttir. Music by Hansdale Hsu. Additional music by Andrea Kristinsdóttir. Additional engineering from Ivan Kuraev. Executive producers are Stephanie Wittles Wachs and Jessica Cordova Kramer. Special Thanks to Liz Thompson, Meredith Moore, Acasia Wilson Feinberg and Maya Thompson.

    Help others find our show by leaving us a rating and writing a review. To learn more about the 1954 Project and its mission to fund black leaders in education, visit www.1954project.org 

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

    Interested in bonus content and behind the scenes material? Subscribe to Lemonada Premium right now in the Apple Podcasts app by clicking on our podcast logo and the "subscribe” button.

    Stay up-to-date on everything in the Lemonada world by becoming a superfan at https://joinsubtext.com/lemonadasuperfan.  

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.
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    • 22 min
    The teacher shortage is a global crisis

    The teacher shortage is a global crisis

    The United Nations has declared the teacher shortage a global crisis. Who will teach the next generation of students? How will we recruit and retain Black educators, especially when they are leaving the profession at even higher rates? This week’s guest, Kimberly Eckert, is on a mission to address these problems in the state of Louisiana. With initiatives like hers, there is a glimmer of hope for saving our schools and in a larger sense, saving society.

    Resources:


    Kimberly Eckert is passionate about empowering diverse students https://www.iste.org/explore/empowered-learner/kimberly-eckert-passionate-about-empowering-diverse-educators
    Kimberly Eckert on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf7DU6cBIKo 
    Kimberly Eckert on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/2018latoy/ 
    Kimberly Eckert on Twitter https://twitter.com/2018LATOY
    Kimberly Eckert’s many jobs  https://sites.google.com/wbrschools.net/eckertsecksperts/home 
    The 1954 Project https://www.1954project.org
    The Cafe Group https://www.thecafe.org/who-we-are/our-team

    This podcast is brought to you with the generous support from The Walton Family Foundation.

    Aimée Eubanks Davis is the host. This series is produced by Priscilla Alabi and Kristen Lepore. Priscilla Alabi is the producer. Kristen Lepore is the supervising producer. Story editing is by Jackie Danziger. Story consulting by Sonya Ramsey. Sound design and mixing by Andrea Kristinsdóttir. Music by Hansdale Hsu. Additional music by Andrea Kristinsdóttir. Additional engineering from Ivan Kuraev. Executive producers are Stephanie Wittles Wachs and Jessica Cordova Kramer. Special Thanks to Liz Thompson, Meredith Moore, Acasia Wilson Feinberg and Maya Thompson.

    Help others find our show by leaving us a rating and writing a review. To learn more about the 1954 Project and its mission to fund black leaders in education, visit www.1954project.org 

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

    Interested in bonus content and behind the scenes material? Subscribe to Lemonada Premium right now in the Apple Podcasts app by clicking on our podcast logo and the "subscribe” button.

    Stay up-to-date on everything in the Lemonada world by becoming a superfan at https://joinsubtext.com/lemonadasuperfan.  

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min
    No Black teachers in the building

    No Black teachers in the building

    The culture of our schools needs to change. In this episode, we hear from Morgan Jackson and her son and daughter, Kaleb and Aaliyah, about their education in predominantly white schools. Morgan is a Las Vegas educator, and a Ph.D student. She explains how she instills self-confidence and social awareness in her students and her own kids. 

    Resources:


    Jacqueline Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming https://jacquelinewoodson.com/product/brown-girl-dreaming/
    Website, The Brown Bookshelf https://thebrownbookshelf.com/
    Article, Why Incidental Diversity Matters in Your Classroom https://www.booksourcebanter.com/2022/02/07/why-incidental-diversity-is-important-in-your-classroom-library/#prettyPhoto
    Blog, How Librarians and Teachers Can Cultivate Diverse Books That Go Beyond the Trauma Experience https://diversebooks.org/how-librarians-and-teachers-can-cultivate-diverse-books-that-go-beyond-the-trauma-experience/

    This podcast is brought to you with the generous support from The Walton Family Foundation.

    Aimée Eubanks Davis is the host. This series is produced by Priscilla Alabi and Kristen Lepore. Priscilla Alabi is the producer. Kristen Lepore is the supervising producer. Story editing is by Jackie Danziger. Story consulting by Sonya Ramsey. Sound design and mixing by Andrea Kristinsdóttir. Music by Hansdale Hsu. Additional music by Andrea Kristinsdóttir. Additional engineering from Ivan Kuraev. Executive producers are Stephanie Wittles Wachs and Jessica Cordova Kramer. Special Thanks to Liz Thompson, Meredith Moore, Acasia Wilson Feinberg and Maya Thompson.

    Help others find our show by leaving us a rating and writing a review. To learn more about the 1954 Project and its mission to fund black leaders in education, visit www.1954project.org 

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

    Interested in bonus content and behind the scenes material? Subscribe to Lemonada Premium right now in the Apple Podcasts app by clicking on our podcast logo and the "subscribe” button.

     

    Stay up-to-date on everything in the Lemonada world by becoming a superfan at https://joinsubtext.com/lemonadasuperfan.  

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Morgan Jackson is not an anomaly

    Morgan Jackson is not an anomaly

    Morgan Jackson explains her teaching philosophy and shares her experience obtaining a PhD as a Black woman.

    From the hood to Hogwarts

    From the hood to Hogwarts

    As a teen, Jason Brooks left his hometown of Watts in South L.A. to attend an all-boys boarding school. While he was there, he encountered many racist incidents with no adult to guide him through those experiences. That ignited his passion for teaching because he wanted to be there for kids like himself. In this episode, Jason recalls his teen years and speaks with his mentor Troy Kemp about how they reach and teach Black boys. 

    Resources:


    Harkness AI https://www.harkness.ai/
    Troy Kemp Speaks https://troykempspeaks.com/
    The 1954 Project https://www.1954project.org/
    The Cafe Group https://www.thecafe.org/who-we-are/our-team

    This podcast is brought to you with the generous support from The Walton Family Foundation.

    Aimée Eubanks Davis is the host. This series is produced by Priscilla Alabi and Kristen Lepore. Priscilla Alabi is the producer. Kristen Lepore is the supervising producer. Story editing is by Jackie Danziger. Story consulting by Sonya Ramsey. Sound design and mixing by Andrea Kristinsdóttir. Music by Hansdale Hsu. Additional music by Andrea Kristinsdóttir. Additional engineering from Ivan Kuraev. Executive producers are Stephanie Wittles Wachs and Jessica Cordova Kramer. Special Thanks to Liz Thompson, Meredith Moore, Acasia Wilson Feinberg and Maya Thompson.

    Help others find our show by leaving us a rating and writing a review. To learn more about the 1954 Project and its mission to fund black leaders in education, visit www.1954project.org 

    Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.

    Interested in bonus content and behind the scenes material? Subscribe to Lemonada Premium right now in the Apple Podcasts app by clicking on our podcast logo and the "subscribe” button.

    Stay up-to-date on everything in the Lemonada world by becoming a superfan at https://joinsubtext.com/lemonadasuperfan.  

    Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this and all other Lemonada series: lemonadamedia.com/sponsors.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

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