Volume 16, Number 7
Sorry you missed the Wake Forest Historical Association’s program about moonshine and bootlegging, The Bootleg Economy: Surviving the ‘50s, on Jan. 21? Well, you can enjoy it again and again because the video is now on YouTube.
Just go to https://youtu.be/zl69T_JbiOU. It was filmed by Ryan Keith, one of the association’s board members who also assisted with the program.
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This is Black History Month and listed below are the first seven days of the month with items of interest and history.
Feb. 1 – In 1902 the poet Langston Hughes was born.
Feb. 2 – In 1915 biologist Ernest E. Just was awarded the Spingarn Medal for his research in fertilization and cell division.
Feb. 3 – In 2009 Eric H. Holder Jr. was sworn in as the nation’s first African-American attorney general.
Feb. 4 – In 1913 Rosa Parks was born. She became a civil rights pioneer years before her refusal to give up her seat in a Montgomery, Alabama bus sparked the bus boycott.
Feb. 5 – In 1884 Willis Johnson patented the egg beater.
Feb. 6 – In 1993 Arthur Ashe Jr. died. He was a champion tennis player, civil rights activist and humanitarian.
Feb. 7 – In 1883 Ragtime pianist and composer Eubie Blake was born.
(Taken from a calendar advertising Chappell Funeral & Cremation Services in Garner.)