Well it is more just the beginning….
From Slave to Sergeant: The Story of Harry Flowers and the USCT and the Twentieth Century African American Woman in the New Promised Land are done. One at 16 pages the other at 15. Being a student is hard not going to lie. Take it back, school is not hard,
I am still not use to the amount of work, I am pulling through, yet it does not matter finals is here next week and I am ready after I start studying today.
A post ago, I said I would blog a post the next day…a few weeks later here it is. I had the chance to go to Washington D.C. for the first time. Actually it was my second time, but I only visited the MLK Jr. Memorial and that was it. Had some Chinese food too, orange chicken was on point. Aside from that, I was able to do a tour at this conference of D.C. for the day. Worse place for a history major to be is D.C. Holy Jesus, I need to go for a week to actually take everything in and my group was very slow, like I can’t pick up my feet slow. I wanted to leave them, but couldn’t. At the end we got to visit the Natural Science Museum, the American History Museum, and the African Art Museum.
The first the Natural Science Museum, I did not like. I do not like dinosaurs and expensive jewelry donated by people. It is not me despite the fact I was once a biology major. I like medical science. Do not place me near natural science.
The second museum, I loved. Out of the entire museum we were only able to get through three wings, but what do I see when I walk in….
The Woolworth’s counter. I am into black history to the point where it has become a weird obsession. I saw it and screamed described to everyone in my group what it was. Being from North Carolina, it is a history you learn. Students from A&T in Greensboro launched the sit-ins (My brother is going to NC A&T in January). It all began on February 1, 1960, when students began a sit-in at the counter of F.W. Woolworth’s.The sit-ins play an essential role in the Civil Rights Movement. Besides being a walking history book that day, we also saw the inaugural gowns and First Ladies’ China.
We left for the African Museum, which is semi-underground which was nice, but something surprised me. It is called the Walt Disney…When did Walt Disney Foundation fund this? The great irony.
After running to the White House, Lincoln Memorial, MLK memorial, and passing the future site of the Black History Museum, my future job in 2015. We finally ended the day at Arlington Cemetery. It was quite humbling to see the burial sites of Medgar Evers, Thurgood Marshall, and Joe Louis. I did not know Evers and Louis were buried there.
Louis served in WWII and also fought charitable boxing fights to entertain the men and Evers fought in WWII. He was an Civil Rights activist killed by an assassin in front of his home in Mississippi.
Until the next post…which will honestly be in a few minutes.