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First Name Basis Podcast

Oct 12, 2019

In this episode, we share stories of how we’ve used the lessons we learn through First Name Basis in real life. 

Jasmine tells the story of how she was taught the history of Ruby Bridges when she was in 3rd grade. It’s difficult history and it wasn’t easy to process especially at such a young age.

Now that Jasmine is a teacher herself, she recently had an opportunity to teach her third graders about Ruby Bridges. It was a redemptive experience to teach her story in a way that acknowledged the painful truth, but also made space for healing and hope. 


Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode

Ruby Bridges, National Women’s History Museum

Revisionist History Podcast, Season 2, Episode 3: Malcolm Gladwell 


Song Credit: “Away” by Geographer and “Beach Disco” by Dougie Wood