Episode 4: Connecting Kids with Black History

Connecting Kids with Black History
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
  • Kaleb 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.  She didn’t and was arrested.
  • Both boys told us about Martin Luther King Jr. They talked about his background, his family and how he changed segregation.
  • They said a little of his “I Have a Dream” 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.
Thank you!

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