Episode 14: LIVE at GirlCon - Barbara Johns and Jackie Mitchell
By Amanda V. Mead and Rita Vigil
Join Rita and Amanda for a special live event at GirlConNW. They shift gears this week to talk about girls who made a difference. Rita talks about Barbara Johns, part of the landmark group of cases that led to school desegregation. Amanda discusses Jackie Mitchell, a teenaged pitcher who struck out Babe Ruth AND Lou Gehrig. A note on this episode: Rita and Amanda know very well the disparities in education, particularly with regards to students of color. Because this was an event for young girls, they did their best to stay optimistic. Know that they will address this again in the future.