Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Let The Good Times Roll: Black History Class is in Session
For those who skipped history class, no worries cuz they skipped OUR history:
article on the sit-ins and how they all began. In short, 50 years ago on this very day (Feb 1), four brave black men sat at the lunch counter of the whites-only Woolworth in Greensboro, NC. Becoming known as the Greensboro Four, these men began a revolution recruiting both blacks and whites to follow suit with these sit-ins. Spreading across the south and beyond, that Greensboro lunch counter desegregated their establishment in July of that same year. This was an important catalyst of the Civil Rights Movement!!
As a matter of Fact!
1902 - Poet Langston Hughes was born
1926 - Negro History Week begins
1952 - Rock/Funk singer Rick James is born
1960 - Sit-in Movement in Greensboro, North Carolina
1967 - Poet Langston Hughes dies
1974 - TV Show Good Times premieres
1997 - First 24-hour Black Movie Channel
Coca-Cola Black History Timeline