Freedom Train Presents: On the Shoulders of Giants
About This Show
On the Shoulders of Giants is dedicated to bringing awareness to the worldwide contributions of the heroes and cultures of the African Diaspora, both of which have given the world hope and freedom. The purpose is to provide an alternative and positive perspective of the history of the African diaspora, which challenges the negative rhetoric that is commonly told of non-white persons throughout the world. Our past is significant because of the plight we have had to overcome and in some aspects, are still overcoming to be considered human beings.
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Annie Malone: The Creator of the African-American Hair Care Industry
On August 9, 1869 Annie Minerva Turnbo was born in Metropolis, Minnesota to parents Robert and Isabella Turnbo. The tenth of eleven children of former slaves, she and her family lived on a farm until her parents died, she was then raised by an older sister in the nearby city of Peoria, Illinois. As a child Annie endured a lot of illnesses causing her to miss many days of school, as a result she did not complete high school. Despite her setbacks, Annie’s spirit was not broken; little did she kn [...]
Rated 5 out of
Amazingly Brief and thorough at the same time
It doesn't get much better than learning about prominent figures in less than 10 minutes. Just long enough to wet your appetite and have a discussion. Awesome Show.
Date published: 2018-02-17