In this episode, we interview our oldest kids, Miles (age 7) and Kaleb (age 8) about their knowledge of Black History.
Miles is 7 years old and is in 1st grade. He is the son of co-host Vanessa.
Kaleb is 8 years old and is in 2nd grade. He is the son of co-host Cyslie.
They both live in Chicago.
Black history historians
Jesse Owens. Miles talks about him as the first black track Olympic medalist who won 4 gold medals.
He is from Ohio and attended Ohio State University
KalebÂ stated he wrote a letter to Rosa Parks for his school assignment during Black history month. They discussed that she sat in front of the bus in Alabama and was told to sit in the back.Â She didnâ€™t and wasÂ arrested.
Both boys told us about Martin Luther King Jr. They talked about his background, his family and how he changedÂ segregation.
They said a little of his â€œI Have a Dreamâ€ speech.
They told us what they learned from these Black historians.
What they want to be when they grow up
Miles said he wants to be a police officer or an astronaut.
Kaleb was confident that he wanted to be a Scientist. Not just any scientist, he wants to study rocks!
Co-hosts/Moms discussed the interview:
What we thought about their knowledge of Black history.
Our reactions to their comments regarding what they want to be when they grow up.
Tellers Untold is a media platform created to bridge the gap and redefine history by featuring stories of those typically overlooked, underappreciated, and forgotten. We’re out to rewrite history with the inclusion of proper context