Jun 10, 2020 • 1HR 3M

1: Ep. 01 - High School Sweethearts

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The North Star
Many see Shaun King on the frontlines of America's movement for police accountability and civil rights. What is less visible is how this very public fight shows up in the private lives of those leading the movement. In this intimate podcast we get to know Rai King, equity director, lifelong educator, mother of five, and spouse of Shaun King. She and Shaun candidly discuss the highs and lows of being married and raising a family in the midst of this tumultuous political climate. All episodes launch to members of The North Star first. Become a member at http://thenorthstar.com
Episode details

In December of 1996, Shaun met a girl in a small Baptist church in Kentucky. He was 17 and she was 15. They fell in love, got married, and lived happily ever after, right? Not exactly. In this episode Rai and Shaun tell the story of their beginnings--how they met, their first impressions of each other, and their first date. They also discuss what their teenaged expectations were of what their lives together would become. (Spoiler alert: it's not even close.)