This 'fact' was a last-second audible. Earlier this morning, Katherine Johnson - who calculations of orbital mechanics led to the success of the first U.S. Space Missions - died this morning, at 101 years old. Here is a link from local news station WLKY, about Johnson: WLKY Link
Charles H. Alston "I don't believe there's a such a thing as 'black art,' though there's certainly been a black experience. I've lived it. But it's also an American experience." Charles Henry Alston (1907-1977) was a famous painter during the Harlem Renaissance. Among some of his firsts: The first African American to teach at both … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #22
I'm fairly certain that you, U.S. Reader, have the following picture of four North Carolina A&T freshmen, sitting at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, SC, at a time when blacks and whites were not to intermingle at places like Woolworth's: Day 2 of Woolworth Sit-In: (L to R) Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Billy Smith … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #20
Former slave. Freedom, Fighter. Master spy. Fighter for Women's Suffrage. Not many people (including me) know the story of Abraham Galloway. The North Carolina Museum of History tells you the story, HERE, of Galloway's life from slave to unlikely (and unknown) American Hero.
Wednesday, February 19th, 12:13 AM My vacation from TRIMARC is underway! For the first time (that I can remember) since September 2017, I had more than 2 days off that weren't for school, Drum & Bugle Corps, or an illness/injury; it's 9 days - a work week, plus the weekends on either side - of … Continue reading "Night Walk": Staycation, Part I
Tuskgee Airmen, Part II: Combat Prowess The summer of 1943 saw the Tuskegee Airmen /the 99th Airborne providing cover for shipping in the Mediterranean. It also saw their first victory: after being ambushed by German fighters, Charles B. Hall shot down a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, although his group lost 2 members. The 99th proceeded to … Continue reading Black History Month, Facts #18
The Tuskegee Airmen, Part I Video, from the U.S Department of the Interior: Tuskegee "The Tuskegee story is an important civil rights story of Americans who happen to be black, in service to their country, their family, and to their friends -- in that order." - Col. Charles E. McGee, National President of the Tuskegee … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #17