Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Black History Month

Below are individuals from Nashville who took part in the sit-ins at lunch counters at stores in downtown Nashville in February 50 years ago.

The photos include James Lawson, Matthew Walker Jr., Kwame Leo Lillard and Diane Nash (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) among others.

I'm going to have some discussion with several which I'll post.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Black History Month

We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.

-Carter Woodson

Monday, February 01, 2010

Black History Month-- 50 years ago today

four men in Greensboro went to Woolworth's. Blacks, eating at the lunch counter, had to do so while on their feet. These four men sat down in order to take a stand. They helped change history.