35 episodes

As a black woman, historian, and Christian with a passion for truth, authenticity, faith, and just being real, Lettie discusses history, social justice, self-care, race, and whatever else stirs her mind. Her engaging discussions about history provide a fact-based, unique, and simply connected view of complex issues in a time when historical background needs to meet current controversies. In addition, her conversations about self-care and life give a boost of encouragement while showing the importance of holding truths.

Sincerely, Lettie Lettie Shumate

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 152 Ratings

As a black woman, historian, and Christian with a passion for truth, authenticity, faith, and just being real, Lettie discusses history, social justice, self-care, race, and whatever else stirs her mind. Her engaging discussions about history provide a fact-based, unique, and simply connected view of complex issues in a time when historical background needs to meet current controversies. In addition, her conversations about self-care and life give a boost of encouragement while showing the importance of holding truths.

    Patreon Launch + Season Finale

    Patreon Launch + Season Finale

    BIG news on this season finale episode! I launched my Patreon, finished my second master's degree, and this podcast will resume in July! There's more and I can't wait for you to hear.

    Follow me on Instagram: @sincerely.lettie

    Link to my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/lettieshumate

    Link to the webinar on May 22nd: From Master's Wife to Social Influencer - https://the-trinity-academy.square.site

    • 24 min
    Protesters, Black Lives, & Black Dignity

    Protesters, Black Lives, & Black Dignity

    In this week's episode, I read an excerpt from Austin Channing Brown's book I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness and its impact on me and the tie-in with defending Black womanhood, I discuss what happened to Ahmaud Arbery and reiterate for the thousandth time that black lives matter, and share my frustration with COVID-19 protesters. 

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    • 30 min
    "We Wear the Mask"

    "We Wear the Mask"

    My thoughts on Paul Laurence Dunbar's iconic poem "We Wear the Mask" and how it is still applicable today for Black Americans. 


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    Email me: sincerelylettie@gmail.com

    • 31 min
    Friday Five: What Good Friday Means To Me

    Friday Five: What Good Friday Means To Me

    It’s Good Friday and even though there is so much going on with COVID-19 right now, I hope my words encourage you.

    • 12 min
    No, Black People Cannot Be Racist

    No, Black People Cannot Be Racist

    Racism, power, prejudice, dominant culture, white supremacy, and anti-racism. You've heard these words before but do you really know how they are all connected? In this episode, I go over these words and, yes, I explain how they are all connected. If people are going to oppose racism and actively work to dismantle racist institutions and systems, well, understanding these words is crucial!

    Books mentioned in this episode: 1) How To Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal Fleming,  2) This Books Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell

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    • 53 min
    Friday Five: During the Pause

    Friday Five: During the Pause

    Five things to reassure you, help you focus on, and hopefully encourage you, during this social distancing time COVID-19 has brought us. I’ve been doing these this week, too!

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

Kajual ,

The history I wish I had learned in school!

I have loved every minute of listening to this podcast. Lettie is always speaking from a place of sincerity, genuineness and so much research! Please take the time to listen and learn from this wonderful educator.

mtdietz17 ,

Best history class

Lettie is a wealth of knowledge and tells the true history that we are so often missing. She tells it like it is and she is wonderful to listen to. Would absolutely recommend and encourage everyone to listen and share with friends/family.

Msqueenjessica ,

The Best History Teacher I’ve Ever Had!

Lettie teaches with passion for the truth. She has a wealth of knowledge of the true history of this country and each episode has been far more valuable than any history lesson I ever had in a classroom.

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