Celebrate Black excellence together
Bite-Sized Black History is a program that empowers you to teach the little ones you love about 28 brilliant Black Americans that have been largely overlooked by our history books.
These 28 bite-sized podcast episodes, coloring pages, and reflection questions are your key to a meaningful celebration of Black History in your home or classroom!
Dig deep and foster conversation
You know about Dr. King and Rosa Parks—now it’s time to explore other Black leaders and learn from their stories.
Each Bite-Sized Black History lesson will give you everything you need to snuggle up on the couch and foster meaningful conversations that go beyond the bounds of civil rights and enslavement.Buy Now
The Bite-Sized Black History experience
28 podcast episodes and an accompanying booklet
The booklet includes 28 coloring pages
There are beautifully-illustrated coloring pages depicting each Black American legend featured in our bite-sized episodes. Color while you listen!
I have to confess...
I did not enjoy learning about Black history growing up—not because Black history is not enjoyable, but because my teachers had left out all of the uplifting parts. In school we focused solely on Black struggle: the struggle for freedom from the chains of enslavement; the struggle for liberation from racist laws and practices.
This practice was more like grieving than celebrating. As heavy as that was for me as a Black student, it also failed my non-Black classmates. They began to resent learning about Black history as well.
While the struggle for equality is undeniably an integral part of Black history, we miss out when we overlook the creativity, ingenuity, joy, and brilliance that is found in the Black community. Bite-Sized Black History is the program I wish I had when I was young. A program that would allow my friends and classmates to share in the richness and beauty of my heritage. A program that illustrates that Blackness is divine, exuberant, and powerful. If you want to share that joy with your family, Bite-Sized Black History is for you!Buy Now
Which Black Americans are featured?
Episode 1: Wilma Rudolph (Olympic sprinter)
Episode 2: Mildred & Richard Loving (good trouble makers)
Episode 3: Garrett Morgan (inventor)
Episode 4: The Hines Brothers (triple threats)
Episode 5: Claudette Colvin (civil rights activist)
Episode 6: Sidney Poitier (actor and director)
Episode 7: Dr. Charles Drew (Doctor)
Episode 8: Marie Van Brittan Brown (nurse and inventor)
Episode 9: Bayard Rustin (civil rights activist)
Episode 10: Norma Merrick Sklarek (architect)
Episode 11: Bessie Blount (physical therapist and inventor)
Episode 12: Ella Baker (civil rights activist)
Episode 1: Dr. Debi Thomas (figure skater and surgeon)
Episode 2: Mary J. Wilson (zookeeper)
Episode 3: Dr. Ronald McNair (astronaut)
Episode 4: Eartha Kitt (singer and actress)
Episode 5: Azellia White (pilot)
Episode 6: Dr. Kenneth Clark and Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark (psychologists)
Episode 7: Lyda Newman (inventor)
Episode 8: Gwen Ifill (journalist and newscaster)
Episode 9: CJ Jones (deaf comedian and actor)
Episode 10: Marva Collins (principal and teacher)
Episode 11: Ernestine Eckstein (LGBT civil rights leader)
Episode 12: Charles L. Sifford (golfer)
The Grand Finale includes the final 4 episodes you need to complete your 28-episode set. One episode for each day of Black History Month!
Episode 1: Gerald "Jerry" Lawson (the father of modern gaming)
Episode 2: Lois Curtis (artist & disaibilty rights activist)
Episode 3: Glenn Burke (first openly gay MLB player)
Episode 4: Eloise Greenfield (author)