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
In Kentucky, Charles W. Anderson and Amelia Tucker were the first Black man and woman to be elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives. Charles W. Anderson (1907 - 1960) has few 'firsts' on his résumé. Anderson was born in Louisville, KY. He attended what is now Kentucky State University, as well as Wilberforce University … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #15-16
Dr. Patricia Bath - Ophthalmologist, Inventor "Eyesight is a basoc human right." Dr. Patricia Bath (1942 - 2019) has a long list of 'firsts', achievements, and patents attributed to her. Dr. Bath was born in Harlem to Rupert and Gladys Bath; Gladys was a housewife, while Rupert was the first Black motorman for the NYC … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #14