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We are not far from history if you calculate it in lives. My father, who was born in 1913, and his grandmother, who was born in slavery, are just two generations removed from slavery. When it comes to history, many people feel that time divides us from those who lived it.
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10 February 2017 – On Saturday, the Charlotte Hornets and Bank of America will recognize late Buffalo Soldier Tomie Louis Gaines Sr. as the season’s fourth Yellow Ribbon Program recipient. The Hornets thank military members and veterans for their unwavering commitment to our nation in conjunction with Bank of America, and the Yellow Ribbon Program honors one of these heroes during one Hornets home game each month. Gaines’ family will be portrayed by his uncle, Tomie L. Gaines Jr., and his granddaughter, Tameka Gaines, in the game program and during an on-court presentation at halftime. In addition, his family will receive tickets to the game, and the Hornets will make a $1,000 donation in his name to the Sickle Cell Foundation, the family’s chosen charity.
“We are honored to have this opportunity to thank Tomie Louis Gaines Sr. for his courage and devotion as a medic during World War II,” said Fred Whitfield, President & COO of Hornets Sports & Entertainment. “The Hornets and Bank of America are fortunate to recognize the outstanding men and women who have served our country and kept us safe, as well as those who are still doing so.”
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President Lyndon B. Johnson issued Presidential Proclamation 3839 on April 5, 1968, designating Sunday, April 7, 1968, as a national day of mourning for Martin Luther King, Jr.
History is often condensed into a few memorable moments and events. In Black culture, these events also involve courageous stories like The Underground Railroad and seminal moments like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s popular “I Have a Dream” speech. However, these are only a couple of the big and relevant activities to be aware of.
These photos are an excellent addition to every Civil Rights Movement lesson. It is difficult for children in today’s world to imagine what life was like in the past. Using a lot of graphics will help them understand these turbulent times in our country’s history.
On the South Side of Chicago, Carter G. Woodson, the founder of Black History Month, started his quest to foster black life and culture 100 years ago. On Sept. 9, 1915, he formed the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, which is still active today.