- Parent Category: Social Calendar
- Category: Happening Now / Words N Pictures
- Published on Sunday, 25 March 2012 21:18
- Written by A C Powell
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They say “April showers bring May flowers.” Well, what does March bring? March Madness® and a little warm weather are things I forward to in March, anything to chase away the winter blues. Here are some sights and sounds from around DC on a rainy day in March.
The following image shows the actual lunch counter where four courageous students (Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr., and David Richmond) from North Carolina A&T State University stood up by sitting down. On 1 February 1960, these young men engaged in a non-violent demonstration to end segregation by staging a sit-in at this Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Six months later, Woolworth’s and other Greensboro-area businesses desegregated. When Woolworth’s closed its doors, the lunch counter was granted to the Smithsonian Institute. It is currently on display at the National Museum of American History.
Did you know that despite writing the Declaration of Independence and exposing other ideologies of freedom and liberty, Thomas Jefferson owned 600 people? Behind the statute of Jefferson in the following image is a wall bearing the names of each of the people enslaved at Monticello.
More photos of our visit to this exhibit have been posted on our Facebook page.
Feel free to post your favorite photos from March on our Facebook page.
Amir Clayton Powell is an author, advocate, entrepreneur, father, husband, servant of God, and warrior. By the by, he also happens to be the Publisher of The Old School Journal™ (TOSJ) as well as the Founder & Chairman of A C Powell & Co. LLC. Find A C on Twitter: @AClaytonPowell. Follow TOSJ on Facebook & Twitter.
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