70 minutes | Feb 26, 2021

Ending Slavery and Segregation: Stagecoach Mary Fields & Ruby Bridges

Rikki Bell is back for her third guest appearance and ready to celebrate Black History Month on the Mimosa Sisterhood podcast! Melissa starts off by telling the hilarious story of Stagecoach Mary Fields, the first black woman to work for the US postal service as a route mail carrier in the 1800s. Rikki introduces Ruby Bridges, the woman that inspired her to become a teacher! Ruby Bridges made history at 6-years old becoming the first black student to attend an all-white school, which helped end segregation at public schools in the south. If you enjoy this episode, share it with a friend and leave a 5-star rating and review on Apple podcasts!SHOW NOTES:In this episode, we talk about:How much life has changed since Rikki's first podcast recording in June 2020Black history is American historyRikki and Melissa's inability to drink copious amount of alcohol in their 30sLife for Stagecoach Mary Fields after she was freed from slaveryRejecting gender roles and female stereotypes The wild wild west era and life as a route mail carrierLife for Ruby Bridges' making history at 6-years old by attending an all-white schoolThe end of segregation at public schools in the southChildren aren't born to be racists, they're taught to be racist Teaching Of Mice and Men and other classic books to high school students in 2021RESOURCES:Check out Rikki's t-shirt business, Peony Jean Boutique: https://www.peonyjeanboutique.com/Peony Jean Boutique on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peonyjeanboutique/Sign up for the Mimosa Sisterhood Newsletter: HERERuby Bridges on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rubybridgesofficial/Indianapolis Children's Museum featuring Ruby Bridges: https://www.childrensmuseum.org/exhibits/power-of-childrenOf Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: AmazonWatch The Wilds: Amazon Prime See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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