This time on The Children’s Hour, we learn from two people who have dedicated their lives to being leaders in their communities. First, the kids chat with Pierce Freelon, who is a multi-Emmy winning TV and movie producer, children’s musician, educator, and city councilor in the city of Durham, North Carolina. Pierce talks about how he came to wear all these hats, and explains to us what it is a city councilor actually does.

Pierce Freelon

Then the kids meet Sonia Manzano, best known for her groundbreaking work as Maria on Sesame Street.

Sonia Manzano in the Bronx.

Sonia has a new project on PBS Kids, Alma’s Way.

This show is mixed with excellent music, mostly selected by our guest DJ, Pierce Freelon.  Learn with us!

Learn more about Pierce Freelon by clicking HERE.

Watch the History of White People In America.

Find out more about Sonia Manzano HERE and check out the trailer to Alma’s Way HERE.

Download Being-A-Leader Playlist

Playlist Being A Leader

Make New Friends (feat. Carlitta Durand)Pierce FreelonD.A.D04:43 2020 Blackspace
Family Reunion (feat. Divinity Roxx)FYUTCHAll One Tribe03:26 2021 Aya World Productions
No One Exactly Like You (feat. Nnenna Freelon)Pierce FreelonBlack to the Future01:56 2021 Blackspace x Only Us
You Are Exactly Like No OnePierce FreelonBlack to the Future01:04 2021 Blackspace x Only Us
Daddy Daughter Day (feat. J Gunn)Pierce FreelonD.A.D03:14 2020 Blackspace
Best Day EverRissi PalmerBest Day Ever03:03 2013 Rissi Palmer
Black To the FuturePierce FreelonBlack to the Future03:35 2021 Blackspace x Only Us
My Body (feat. Rissi Palmer)Pierce FreelonD.A.D03:22 2020 Blackspace
EsperanzaSonia De Los SantosEsperanza02:46 2021 Golondrina
Leading the WayAlex & the KaleidoscopeGet On Board!03:39 2015 Alex & The Kaleidoscope