Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy Black History Month...

... of course, I think Black History deserves more than a month. But I'll start with what I've got.

I just found out that today is the 50th anniversary of the Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in in Greensboro, NC. Here's an NPR story on it. There's also a great picture book about it, Freedom On the Menu, by Carole Boston Weatherford.

And Democracy Now had a great segment on the Freedom Riders, who rode busses into the south and sat together interracially, braving police violence for breaking the crazy laws of the time.

I'll see if I can post on a cool book each day this month.

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