Episode 1| Strong and Free | West Indian Domestic Scheme: Nurturing a Nation

Strong and Free is produced by Historica Canada and Media Girlfriends.

This episode was written by Garvia Bailey.

Senior producers are Garvia Bailey and Hannah Sung.

Sound design and mix by Gabbie Clarke and David Moreau.

The Media Girlfriends team is rounded out by Josiane Blanc, Lucius Dechausay, Jeff Woodrow, and Nana aba Duncan, the founder of Media Girlfriends.

Thank you to Eva Bailey and to our script consultant, Karen Flynn, associate professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Special thanks to the Bailey family.

The 1959 clip you heard in this episode was produced by The Calvin Company for a McGraw Hill Textbook series in a video called The Problem With Women.

Fact-checking by Amy van den Berg.