LABLEd Podcast is a show about disability illness and difference. With insights from a different guest in every episode, the show uncovers the vast spectrum of life with health conditions and impairments, discussing how it shapes personal identities and opening up about the prejudices that disabled and chronically ill people face daily.

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Alice Evans, Daisy Holder & Lucy Wood bring you another History Lesson as we profile people from history who lived, survived and thrived with a disability or chronic illness

In honour of Black History Month, Alice, Lucy alongside Disability Historian Daisy Holder are joined by the Host of Dope Black Disabled Podcast, Kimmy Soko to discuss the life of Sundiata Keita, the first ruler of the Mali Empire in the 13th century C.E. He laid the foundation for a powerful and wealthy African empire and proclaimed the first charter of human rights, the Manden Charter who also happened to be disabled

This show regularly covers very personal and sometimes controversial topics, so listeners may hear some language, including profanity or terminology that they find offensive. Please be aware of this as you listen to this episode. Several historical terms for disability are used in this episode in reference context. These are now considered highly offensive.

This episode contains a discussion of Nazis which some may find upsetting

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Production Team

Hosts: Alice Evans, Daisy Holder and Lucy Wood

Editor: Adam Hull

Music: Maisy Crunden

Transcriptionist: Sarah Matthews


Originally published as Black History Month - History Lesson 5 Sundiata Keita at lABLEd Podcast

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