Welcome to the Febone1960.net Black History Month Calendar. The calendar has been existence for four years and is utilized in public schools and colleges as a teaching of African American History.
In today’s clip we meet the Bailey family, an African American family who moves to Greensboro, N.C. in 1946.
Mariah and Curtis Bailey were born and raised in Society Hill, S.C. Society Hill was a small farm town near the Pee Dee River. In exploring the couples ancestry, we are able to view a slave inventory which list Curtis’ maternal grandfather and mother as the property of Alexander Sparks. We also view a freeman’s contract for Curtis’ Great grandfather and uncle Curtis Bonaparte, and June Bonaparte.
The couple who have 8 children leave this farming community where their lives weren’t much better than slaves. They are in search of new beginnings, and after living in Greensboro for 14 years they witness a radical change in the lives of African Americans which frightens them.
As we travel back 50 years in today’s clip we find that the radical change is a revolution sparked by four freshmen students from the North Carolina Agriculture & Technical College.
Today’s clip is narrated by Yvette Freeman and Dr. James C. Renick. Yvette played nurse Haleh Adams on the long running medical drama “ER”.
Dr. Renick is the former Chancellor at N.C. A&T State University. Dr. Renick who oversaw a substantial expansion on the Aggie campus, recently returned to his Alma Mater as a special adviser to the President of Central State University.
The run-time for this clip which is also narrated in Spanish and interpreted in sign language is 10 minutes and 40 seconds.
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