Entrepreneur and educator Aimée Eubanks Davis explores the impact of Brown v. Board of Education in "After 1954", a new podcast from Lemonada Media.
"Brown v. Board of Education" held the promise of creating an integrated school system with equal education for all, but there was an unspoken consequence to this historic decision: Tens of thousands of Black teachers in the South were fired, leaving a gap that reverberated through generations of students to come. Hosted by educator and nonprofit leader Aimée Eubanks Davis, this five-part series spans the decades to provide an important look at the impact a Black educator can have on a Black student's life, and how we all can help support and strengthen the roots that help our children achieve.
Hosted by Aimée Eubanks Davis, the founder and CEO of Braven, a national nonprofit focused on ensuring that underrepresented college students are able to put their education to work and land strong first jobs upon graduation. In partnership with university and employer partners, Braven is providing a systemic, sustainable, diverse talent strategy for our nation; to date, Braven has served more than 2,700 college students in Chicago, the Bay Area, Newark, New Jersey, and New York City.
Prior to founding Braven, Aimée oversaw Teach For America's human capital and diversity initiatives for nearly a decade. During her tenure, she managed the human assets strategy for the organization's 3,300+ full-time and seasonal staff and led the organization's 130-person Human Assets function, which fueled the $300 million dollar organization's growth and success.
The 5-part series premiered yesterday (3.9.2022) with a new episode going up weekly.
Episode 1 – "It's a sin to waste Black talent and Black brains": Integration in public schools lasted decades and during this time, 38k Black educators were fired. This episode highlights the rich past of Black education through the research of professor Michele Foster. Her book, "Black Teachers on Teaching" is an exceptional look into the lives and knowledge of those who taught in the 50s. She'll be in conversation with one of her former PhD students about what they've overcome in higher ed and the importance of Black mentorship in education.