ON THIS DAY in HISTORY—BLACK HISTORY. It was February 1, 1960, David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), and Joe McNeil, four African-American students from North Carolina A&T State University, staged a sit-in in Greensboro at Woolworth, a popular retail store that was known for refusing to serve African-Americans at its lunch counter. Not long after their protest, sit-ins began occurring across the South, including the North Carolina cities of Charlotte, Durham, and Winston-Salem. These young men came to be known as the Greensboro Four. Continue reading On This Day in HISTORY: The #GreensboroFour staged a SIT-IN to protest segregation! [vid]→
It’s BLACK HISTORY MONTH!! So as a PEOPLE for the HUMAN RACE, we all need to do as Curtis Mayfield SAYS and ‘MOVE ON UP’! This song was famously sampled on Kanye West’s ‘Touch The Sky’, but the original song encouraged people to be proud of their upbringing, so as a PEOPLE, we need to be PROUD of where we came from and LOOK FORWARD to where we still have to GO! Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #CurtisMayfield ‘Move On Up’ [vid]→
February is going to be OH SO ELECTRIC this year!!! The Gamutt is THRILLED to kick off BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
For the few that are not informed, just what is ‘Black History Month and where did it get its origins?
Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African-Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history. Continue reading #TheGamutt KICKS off #BlackHistoryMonth! [details]→