Overshadowed by the hype of Lebron’s decision to sign with the Miami Heat, was the verdict of a controversial case that took place 18 months ago in Oakland, CA. See here for more info on the case. At the end of the day, all this reminds me that we have not come too far fromContinue reading “Oscar Grant and 6% of the Population”
Category Archives: Black History
You And Now!
This is my last night on my Civil Rights bus tour, and I thought I would leave you all with a John Lewis quote for the night. The picture was taken from the Civil Rights section of the Nashville Public Library downtown.
March 4th, 1968
Everytime I am in Memphis and go to the Lorraine Motel I get emotional. Standing there where King was shot always takes me into the moment. All I feel is loss… loss of this leader, OUR leader, who was taken from us. King died at the young age of 39 leaving us wondering what otherContinue reading “March 4th, 1968”
Ran into John Perkins
Ran into a living legend, someone I respect very much today. The one and only John Perkins. If you don’t know who he is, i suggest you find out.
The movement in Albany was an important one, however it is not talked about much because Dr. King felt he had failed at accomplishing the goals. In the end, it was an opportunity for the people to straighten their backs in the face of southern terrorism, as well as a valuable teachable moment for KingContinue reading “Albany”
ATL – MLK’s Old Stomping Ground
Understanding what shaped King is important when trying to glean from his legacy. Atlanta is where he grew up as well as where his body now rests. The house in the picture is the house where to the King family resided, in “Sweet Auburn” a well-to-do black middle class community in Atlanta. And both MartinContinue reading “ATL – MLK’s Old Stomping Ground”
The Greensboro Four
These are the four A & T college students who courageously walked into the Woolworth’s to try to attempt to integrate the counter. Little did they know that after six months of protests, the downtown businesses would actually be integrated. Furthermore, that their courage and movement would spread like wildfire.
Martin & Malcolm
This picture was taken during the one and only time these two great men met. No one knows what exactly was said between them and so we are left wondering what was shared in that moment where their destinies briefly crossed. Was it a friendly exchange or was it one of tension and disagreement? WeContinue reading “Martin & Malcolm”