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First Name Basis Podcast

Aug 15, 2019

Although slavery is a dark part of our nation’s history, it is important that we don’t turn our backs on the truth.  This episode identifies some common missteps that parents take when talking to their kids about slavery. It also gives recommendations for teaching your children about this topic in a way that honors the people who endured the atrocities of slavery.


Sources & Links 


Using the most current terminology: enslaved/enslaver


The 1619 Project by the New York Times


Teaching Hard History: American Slavery Podcast


I reference an article about the acts of resistance by enslaved people. The article is: African-American Resistance by Bill Fletcher Jr. 

I found the article in this book.



What is Juneteenth?


How our family celebrated Juneteenth


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written By Himself 

It’s Not so Black and White By Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum


Tongue-Tied: Slavery is a tough subject. These tips will help you teach it well. 


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