DAILY: February 17, 2020

This week we are acknowledging Black History Month even though every month should honor black history.

Therefore, on this date ….

 

STARS IN BLACK TURTLENECKS

ACTIVIST HUEY NEWTON, WHO CO-FOUNDED THE BLACK PANTHER MOVEMENT,  WAS BORN ON THE DATE IN 1942.

 

BEFORE GOOGLE

PIANIST THELONIOUS MONK DIED ON THIS DATE IN 1982.  HERE HE IS IN JAPAN IN 1963 WITH SAXOPHONIST CHARLIE ROUSE.

 

SOME JOY

I CLAIM MISSISSIPPI PRIVILEGE TODAY TO IGNORE THE DATE BECAUSE I APOLOGIZE FOR IGNORING THE FACT THAT THE DIVINE MISSISSIPPIAN LEONTYNE PRICE WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 10.  SHE TURNED 93 LAST WEEK.  HERE IS HER FAREWELL TO THE MET IN AIDA IN 1985.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD3tCTA8kfo

 

  • Kevin Sessums is the author of two New York Times bestselling memoirs, Mississippi Sissy and I Left It on the Mountain.

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