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Black Kids Swim

August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018

More than 60 years ago, segregation kept Black children out of pools and they did not learn to swim. The stereotype then developed that Black people can’t swim but we know that is not true. I got the chance to interview Yoland Flournah, a former inmate, who invented Swimmie Caps for children of color to motivate them to swim. We talked about this stereotype and how she got the idea for Swimmie Caps. Click below and take a listen!

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