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Black History: Special Delivery!!

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December 25, 2017

Remembering “The Godfather” James Brown

Black History: Special Delivery!!

Today we remember THE GODFATHER OF SOUL, James Joseph Brown, (5/3/33 – 12/25/06). Hard to believe it’s been 11 years! Gone too soon! We hope you enjoy these photos.

1956 Christmas Fire Bombing

Black History: Special Delivery!!

On Christmas Day 1956, the home of civil rights activist, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth was fire bombed by the KKK. Shuttlesworth sought to test the recent supreme court ruling to desegregate public transportation that resulted from the Montgomery Bus Boycott. His home was destroyed by the blast. The church also sustained damage. After the blast, he commented, “God made me dynamite proof. ”

Undeterred, he boarded public buses on December 26 and was arrested along with 20 other blacks. Shuttlesworth died at the age of 89 in 2011.

 

Source:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.biography.com/.amp/people/fred-shuttlesworth-21389361

 

 

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