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Songs for Black History Month (part 3) February 23, 2009

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Here is the finally set.  Also see part 1 and part 2.

Princely Players – Steal Away

Marivs Staples – Eyes On the Prize

Boys Choir of Harlem – Heroes

Tony Toni Toné – Stand

KRS-One – Ay Yeah

Songs for Black History Month (pt. 2) February 17, 2009

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Did you hear part 1.  And don’t forget to check for Part 3 (Feb. 23).

Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come

Donny Hathaway – To Be Young, Gifted, and Black


Kehembe Eichelberger – Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child


Sweet Honey In the Rock – Ballad of the Sit-Ins


various artists – Freedom (Theme from Panther)
(Black Bag Mix)

Songs for Black History Month (pt. 1) February 15, 2009

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Here’s part 1 of my Black History Month playlist.  Stay tuned for part 2 (Feb. 17) and part 3 (Feb. 23).

Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit

SNCC Freedom – We Shall Not Be Moved


Sweet Honey In the Rock – No More Auction Block


Curtis Mayfield – People Get Ready


Howard University Chamber Choir – Wade In the Water

Today In Black History: Feb. 1 February 1, 2009

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1865 – The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery, was adopted by the 38h Congress. Ratification was completed Dec. 6, 1865.

1960 – Four students (Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Joseph McNeil, and Franklin McCain) from North Carolina A&T College started the Sit-in Movement at a Woolworth’s in Greensboro, NC.  By February 10, the movement had spread to fifteen southern cities in five states.

greensboro-sit-in

Xtra, Xtra: MLK January 18, 2009

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Here you can find additional information about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Research:

Audio/Video:

Photo Galleries:

Recommended Reading:

Music:
Ray Charles “Abraham, Martin, and John”