If you want your collection to connect locally, find record jackets that have local meaning. Do you have a friend or family member that sang in this choir?
Poems and stories from Harlem and the Deep South by Langston Hughes (1902-1967).
Records, LP’s, 33 1/3 and 45’s can often be snapshots of history. Did you remember that Adam Clayton Powell recorded a message?
Addie James is a self taught artist from Statesville, NC. I was fortunate to pick up these two original paintings.
We all have our sports heros, some local, some universal. Reggie White belonged to us all. Beloved in many states he set a wonderful example for football players of all ages.
You will be surprised at what shows up at Goodwill. Here is a photo of a young Whoopi Goldberg and signed by the photographer.
Of course “PEOPLE” will come from all of the other categories. Still, there are times you will discover an artifact from an individual that is important to you.
Lee Elder played an important role in golf. Here are his one-of-a-kind hands cast in faux-marble with a picture of him with his hands in the mold and his signature. Only one set was made.
There is so much music out there it is hard to know where to begin. One of my favorites is a record set by Leontyne Price. I found this set at Goodwill for 25 cents and it is signed!
History began one minute ago. By the time I get to the bottom of this page the first paragraph will be history. When you are looking for something to inspire someone you do not have to go to the 1900’s or the 1800’s. While there certainly are many books to celebrate from “long ago” do not overlook current books about the past.
I recently crossed paths with Ron Stodghill. He is the author of a new book about HBCU’s. I know I said this collection was for 2nd and 3rd graders so get it, read it and share it with them!
Joseph Charles Price. If there was one man in all of History that I could meet it would be Joseph Charles Price. He was called “The World’s Orator” by the English press. He was the founder and first President of Livingstone College. He is known for the saying, “I do not care how dark the night; I believe in the coming of the morning.”