Miss Lala - The Iron Jawed Acrobat
Miss Lala was born Anna Olga Albertina Brown to Wilhelm Brown and Marie Christine Borchardt, on April 21, 1858, in the former German (but now Polish) city of Stettin (Szczecin).
Miss Lala though possessed incredible strength, an all-around circus performer she worked at various times as a wire walker, trapeze artist, hand balancer, strong woman and incredibly enough an iron jaw performer.
Episode 6 - The Legend of Bill Richmond - The First Black Sports Star
This Episode Is about Bill Richmond. When we think about black sports stars we often go to names such as Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, perhaps Kareem Abdul Jabbar or even Jack Johnson, however, if we dig a little deeper and look a little harder we might come across the Legend of Bill Richmond the first black sports star.
Bonus Content - No dogs, No Blacks, No Irish
Bonus Content - Rory Flack: Ebony on Ice
Unedited and raw, this recording is a conversation I was privileged enough to have with Figure Skating legend Rory Flack. She has a fantastic story and is the first African American to perform a black flip on Ice in a professional setting.
Episode 5 - Madison Washington and the Mutiny on the Brig Creole
Episode 4 - Alexandra Pushkin - Black father of Russian literature
Born in 18th century Russia, Alexandar Pushkin was Russian nobility and would eventually become immortalised as the “Father of Russian literature.”
Pushkin was born in Moscow, on the 26th May 1799. His great-grandfather was Abram Petrovich Gannibal.