dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
29 september 1968 & black and proud

29 september 1968 & black and proud

#OTD-ish 29 September 1968 A McKinley Tech student wears a “Black and Proud” hat. According to Wikipedia, James Brown’s “Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud,” was released as a single in August 1968. Brown and Alfred (Pee Wee) Ellis co-wrote the song. Perhaps the song was the inspiration for the hat.

Please comment below. Do you recognize the student in the photograph? Was this a popular hat at McKinley? Was the song popular? Did you attend McKinley in 1968? Do you have a 1968 or 1968 McKinley yeabook? Feel free to reach me privately here?

Source: Courtesy Sumner School Museum & Archives. McKinley Tech High School yearbook, Techite, 1969.

 30 september 1968 & 4 students at smith college

30 september 1968 & 4 students at smith college

28 september 1968 #throwbackthursday howard students confront mayor washington re new crime legislation

28 september 1968 #throwbackthursday howard students confront mayor washington re new crime legislation