Independence Day and Liberty-Loving Lafayette

July 3, 2022
Hosted by The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team

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Our Nerd Extraordinaire, Keerthi, provides an impromptu history class at peak summer break time, (just in case you are having too much fun)on the lead-up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence from the perspective of a debater. Her comical history lesson is fast, furious, and fabulous. Host, Ruhani, interviews author, Dorothea Jensen with her newest book, Liberty-Loving Lafayette: How America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman Helped Win Our Independence. Inspired by Hamilton, the Musical, this short, playful, rhyming history for teens can be read or performed in 20 minutes! This unique history includes a glossary, extensive endnotes, and classic pictures to supply further information about the historical figures and events mentioned in the poem. Dorothea adores Lafayette and reads several passages from the book. In the final segment, Ruhani, expresses her sadness and outrage about the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe versus Wade, a disastrous, regressive decision that will negatively affect millions of women and families. She provides information on where and how women can still legally get an abortion and believes that laws will be different and better when her generation (teens) finally get into office. Make sure to vote for pro-choice candidates and evict any politician who wants to restrict or revert the rights of any citizen. This is America. We are supposed to be the land of the free. Support democracy. Celebrate independence by making your voice heard. • Follow us: • • • Instagram:

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