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Leading By History

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This podcast is dedicated to the advancement of practical knowledge and application in the areas of history and education. We desire to bring our listeners on a journey through time by showcasing educational, history-driven topics which will inspire the student and scholar alike. Visit our website @… read more

34 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

S2 Ep. 10 - The Black Gods and the Inner City (Pt. 4) (Feat. Menika Dirkson, historian)

July 8th, 2020

46:03

In this episode of Leading By History, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul speaks with historian Menika Dirkson from Temple University's PhD history program. Menika speaks with us about her dissertation research which is …

S2 Ep. 9 - The Black Gods Pt. 3

June 11th, 2020

46:13

In the previous episode, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul presented the premise that it was Marcus Mosiah Garvey who laid the groundwork for "Black Godism" in America. While there were others who presented themselves as …

S2 Ep. 8 - The Black Gods Pt. 2

May 19th, 2020

29:38

In this follow up episode, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul continues his dive into the most influential black religions of modern inner-city society - …

S2 Ep. 7 - The Black Gods pt. 1

April 29th, 2020

30:34

In this episode, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul discusses the most influential black religions in modern inner-city society. From the Moorish Science Temple of America to the Nation of Islam and the Five Percenters, we …

S2 Ep. 6 - Teaching to Transform (feat. Liz Kleinrock)

March 31st, 2020

45:11

In this episode of Leading By History we have a discussion with Liz Kleinrock in order to discuss the need to teach and transform classrooms with critical pedagogy focused in an Anti-bias/Anti-Racist approach. From …

S2 Ep. 5 - Still Teaching Hard History (feat. Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries)

March 16th, 2020

34:53

In this episode of Leading By History, Specialist Ma'asehyahu IsraUl speaks with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries of the Teaching Hard History Podcast fame (

S2 Ep. 4 - Mathematics and History from ancient to modern times (Feat. LilMathGirl)

February 19th, 2020

46:37

In this episode of the Leading by History podcast, Specialist Ma'asehyahu interviews part of the LilMathGirl team to discuss the connections between mathematics, the ancient world and modern applications. Many people …

S2 Ep. 3 - Still in Demand (feat. Quan Neloms of iamindemand.com)

February 18th, 2020

48:10

In this episode of the Leading By History podcast Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul interviews Quan Neloms of the I AM IN DEMAND movement out of Detroit, MI. This is Quan's second time (since Ep. 19 - Season 1) on the show and in …

S2 Ep. 2 - From Shi'ah Muslim Black Panther Cub to Educational Mentor and Trainer: The Journey of Sharif El-Mekki

January 21st, 2020

46:00

In this new Season 2 episode of the LBH Podcast, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul has a conversation with Philly's 7th Ward and Black Male Educators for Social Justice founder - Sharif El-Mekki. El-Mekki has an …

S2 - Ep. 1 - Abraham Lincoln and His Notions of Race 1841-1865 (Feat. Dr. Lucas Morel, W&L University)

January 4th, 2020

1:15:34

In this FIRST EPISODE (extended) of the new season of Leading By History, Dr. Lucas Morel of Washington & Lee University joins us to discuss the …

Ep. 23 - The Season 1 Wrap-up - Thank you all!

January 2nd, 2020

32:19

In this final episode of season 1 of the Leading By History podcast, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul gives a "year in review" of the podcast from …

Ep. 22 - Primary Sources, Historical Context and Resources for the K-12 Classroom

November 11th, 2019

38:00

In this episode of Leading By History, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul discusses Primary sources and the importance of reviewing them within historical context. An image by Edward S. Curtis from the early 1900's is …

Ep. 21 - History is more than just dates... Stop marginalizing it!

October 14th, 2019

38:52

In this episode of Leading by History,  Education Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul addresses the current world of education in the United States which marginalizes history/social science (the social studies) in favor of …

Ep. 20 - Where are all of the Black Male Educators?

September 16th, 2019

42:09

In this episode 20, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul speaks with Mr. Ayodele Harrison (Host of Black Male Educators Talk/Community race and culture …

Ep. 19 - We are in Demand - Black Male Educators Needed!

September 2nd, 2019

41:43

In this episode of Leading By History, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul interviews black male educators - Quan Neloms and Roderick Wallace concerning the new video for the Black Male Educators movement in the …

Ep. 18 - To Be or Not to Be...The Charter School System

August 12th, 2019

31:14

In this episode of Leading By History, Specialist Ma'asehyahu speaks with Charter School Advocate Antoine Green concerning the ongoing debate about …

Ep. 17 - To Freedom! The Journey of an Agent of Change (w/ CEO of the American Civil War Museum - Christy Coleman)

July 23rd, 2019

1:03:05

In this special, extended episode of Leading By History, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul sits down with CEO Christy Coleman to discuss her journey …

Ep. 16 - The Unveiling: Live at the Renaming of the Boulevard to Arthur Ashe Boulevard! (Feat. Congressman John Lewis)

July 8th, 2019

45:14

During a time when Richmond, Va. is in poli-cultural transition as it pertains to renaming schools (J.E.B. Stuart Elementary to Barack Obama …

Ep. 15 - Searching for Black Confederates - Myth or Reality? Feat. Kevin Levin

June 19th, 2019

41:18

In this episode of Leading By History we interview researcher and author Kevin Levin (Searching for Black Confederates: the Civil War's Most Persistent Myth) about a most debated topic - the existence of black …

Ep. 14 - Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline w/ Specialist Kelisa Wing

May 29th, 2019

39:22

In this episode, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul speaks with Specialist Kelisa Wing to discuss the origins of the STPP and the steps needed to dismantle it. Kelisa is the author of Promises and Possibilities: Dismantling …

Episode 13 - A casual conversation about the influence of Marcus Garvey on Black nationalism Pt. 2

May 13th, 2019

30:36

 In this part 2, episode 13, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul continues his casual conversation with Dr. Adam Ewing - Professor of African-American history at Virginia Commonwealth University, concerning the influence of …

Ep. 12 - A casual conversation about the influence of Marcus Garvey on Black nationalism (Pt. 1)

May 2nd, 2019

27:24

In this part 1, episode 12, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul has a casual and off the cuff discussion with Dr. Adam Ewing - Professor of African-American history at Virginia Commonwealth University, concerning the …

Ep. 11 - A Thoughtful Consideration of the Necessity and Weight of Black Scholarship (feat. Dr. Claudrena Harold)

April 16th, 2019

44:59

In this week's extended episode of Leading By History, Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul interviews Dr. Claudrena Harold - Professor of African-American …

Ep. 10 - Racial Betrayal and the Founding of New Spain - Pt. II

April 7th, 2019

27:45

This episode is the second part of Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul's discussion of the modern conceptualization of race and whether the actors of 16th …

Ep. 9 - Racial Betrayal and the Founding of New Spain (An Introduction)

March 4th, 2019

40:49

In this episode Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul reviews some of his research concerning Racial Betrayal in the Founding of New Spain (Mexico and surrounding territories). With the current talk of racism and the "social …

Ep. 8b - LIVE FROM RED FOR ED!!!

February 13th, 2019

14:05

This short part B episode covers three portions of speeches from Dr. David Jeck (Superintendent of Fauquire County Public Schools), Donna Columbo …

Ep. 8 - Have YOU heard about the Red for Ed March in Richmond, Va?? (feat. Sarah Pederson)

February 13th, 2019

29:50

 In this episode of Leading By History we interview teacher and educational activist Sarah Pederson. Sarah is a relatively new teacher in Richmond but she has a history of being outspoken in defense of fairness for …

Ep. 7 - "The Pipeline" (feat. Dr. Lynette Tannis)

February 5th, 2019

54:11

 In this extended episode of Leading By History we interview Dr. Lynette Tannis of Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, in order to …

Ep. 6 - A Time of Change: The Virginia Museum of History & Culture reveals a deeper story

January 8th, 2019

38:11

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (formerly known as the Virginia Historical Society) was developed to preserve Virginia's rich colonial …

Ep. 5 - Raising our IQ around Trauma-informed Care (feat. Drs. C. Watlington and A.M. Muhammad)

December 28th, 2018

53:08

Trauma-informed care and social emotional learning have become buzz words in our current system. Yet, these terms and the research behind them are gaining more support in being the under-girding of effective analysis …

Ep. 4 - A Visit with the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe (feat. Chief Walt "Red Hawk" Brown)

December 2nd, 2018

33:50

The Cheroenhaka tribe of Virginia once inhabited 41,000 acres of land in the area of South Hampton county. By the 1800's their land holdings had …

Ep. 3 - How To Maintain Scholarly Integrity Without Denying One's Faith (feat. Dr. Michael L. Brown)

November 23rd, 2018

33:53

In this episode 3, renowned biblical language scholar and commentator - Dr. Michael L. Brown (Ph.D. in Near eastern languages and literature) speaks …

Ep. 2 - How Do I Choose the Right Career Path?? (feat. Debra Wheatman)

November 12th, 2018

34:21

In this latest episode (2) of Leading By History, Specialist Ma’asehyahu Isra-Ul talks with Debra Wheatman - the CEO of Careers Done Write about how …

Ep. 1 - What is Leading By History?? (w/ Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul)

November 12th, 2018

27:11

In this first episode, Education Specialist Ma'asehyahu Isra-Ul discusses his life's journey and what led him into the field of education and the content of History and Social Science. Come along for an educational …

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