Riché D. Richardson (2020)

Learn about the life of civil rights activist Rosa Parks:
her work with the NAACP, bus boycotts, and her lifelong fight against racial inequality.

In memory of the greatness that is Rosa Parks and to celebrate her birthday today, I have decided to post this interesting tidbit entitled The Hidden Life of Rosa Parks, a TedEd lesson by Riché D. Richardson. Directed and animated by Eido (https://www.eido.co/).

Throughout her life, Rosa Parks repeatedly challenged racial violence and the prejudiced systems protecting its perpetrators. Her refusal to move to the back of a segregated bus ignited a boycott that lasted 381 days and helped transform civil rights activism into a national movement. But this work came at an enormous risk and a personal price. Riché D. Richardson details the life of Rosa Parks.

Sarah Saidan (2019)

Explore the haunting and intimate works of poet Sylvia Plath, who digs into issues of mental health, trauma and sexuality in works like The Bell Jar.

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”

-Sylvia Plath

Under her shrewd eye and pen, Sylvia Plath turned everyday objects into haunting images: a “new statue in a drafty museum,” a shadow in a mirror, a slab of soap. Her breathtaking perspectives and unflinching language made her a touchstone for readers seeking to break the silence around issues of trauma, frustration and sexuality. Iseult Gillespie shares why Plath’s writing continues to captivate.

Lesson by Iseult Gillespie, directed by Sarah Saidan, narrated by Bethany Cutmore-Scott, and music by Stephen LaRosa.