Thursday, November 27, 2014

You keep adding to my numbers as you shoot my people down.

Give a listen to this song, although it was released in 1970, it is still, maybe even more applicable today.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Let Ferguson Remind Us To Revisit The...

National Black Litany (I Am Somebody) From Wattstax 1972

40 Years ago things weren't so different, the people knew knew what time was though.
We all know that Ferguson is, Fruitvale, is Sanford, is Cleveland etc, etc.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tangipahoa African American Pioneers

Are there people in your community who should be remembered?

Many African American Pioneers of Tangipahoa Parish help shape the foundation of the parish. Pioneers like Dr. Percy Walker became the first African American veterinarian. Folks like Alexander Richardson owned and operated his own Funeral Home. Willie Kiddes Gordon built a dormitory at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for young black males who were attending college.

This movie is part of the collection: Community Video

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

LBJ and J. Edgar Hoover discussing Mississippi Civil Rights Workers' Murders (1964)

This is a very interesting communication between the president and the head of the FBI. I don't know if I believe the part about the local authorities cooperating with the federal agents. Notice how FBI director Hoover assumes right away that the young men have been killed. After that he tries to say it's  possible that the rights workers faked their own abduction.