W.E.B. DuBois (1868 - 1963) In West Louisville, 22nd Street (from Broadway, north to Main Street) is named after him. The 'him' is W.E.B. DuBois. DuBois was an author and a Civil Rights activist, most known as being the co-founder of the NAACP, as well as the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #26
Auto Racing is a sport where you typically don't see a lot of African-Americans. Professional Drag Racing is especially notable for this, but not for a lack of trying. While there are dozens of classes, in the top 4 pro classes in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) - Pro Stock Bike, Pro Stock Car, … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #24 and #25
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