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200 African Graves in NH from 1705 with ancestral treasures intact invite your visit and inquiry.

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Funded by the Community to the tune of $1.2M in Portsmouth New Hampshire – 200 slave grave remains and ancestral treasures now to live in their permanent Portsmouth home.

 Research supports the interpretation that this location was the site of a “Negro Burying Ground” referenced in early town records. This segregated burying area for colonial-era AfricanAmericans may have been in use as early as 1705 in what was then the outskirts of town.

African Burying Ground Trust – 1 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 610-7226


Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground Committee Announces Events Marking Completion of Memorial Park Project Events Including Reburial Ceremony, May 20th – May 23rd

 

 

 


PORTSMOUTH, NH – The City of Portsmouth and its Mayoral-appointed African Burying Ground Committee have announced a multi-day commemoration to coincide with the completion of the African Burying Ground Memorial Park – We Stand in Honor of Those Forgotten.

A reburial ceremony for the remains that were exhumed as part of site excavations on October 7, 2003 will be held in the morning of Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Chestnut Street.

A series of events leading up to the reburial will include an onsite visit by Middle School students with project artist and sculpture Jerome Meadows, an unveiling of the artworks, an ancestral vigil and, after the reburial ceremony, a large public celebration at Portsmouth Middle School.

“We are returning the Chestnut Street site to sacred ground; the Portsmouth community has found a meaningful and powerful way of honoring those buried beneath the street,” said Vernis Jackson, Chair of the African Burying Ground Committee. “These events are about remembering the dead and returning the remains to the earth, as well as acknowledging the site’s history and celebrating the community-wide effort that has made this project possible.”

The City, the African Burying Ground Committee and a group of dedicated volunteers have raised over $1.1 million towards the project. A total of $60,000 remains to be raised, according to Jackson. “We still need the community’s help to put our fundraising over the top,” Jackson said. “Now is the time for everyone who wishes to be a part of this important Portsmouth project to contribute.” (Donations may be made on the secure website http://www.africanburyinggroundnh.org or by check c/o African Burying Ground, 1 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801.)

Final Site Work
In the coming weeks, project contractors will return to the site to finish remaining work, which includes installations of the decorative fence at the Court Street end and decorative pavement for the travel lane, as well as remaining work on sidewalks, blue stone, and granite seat walls. Finally, in May, the original works of outdoor public art will be installed. “We have reached out to the abutters to make them aware of the remaining work and schedule, they have been incredibly supportive of this project for which we are grateful,” Chair Jackson said.

Reburial Service and Public Celebration

  • Wednesday, May 20th – 9:00 a.m. On-site event with artist and sculptor Jerome Meadows, Portsmouth Middle School students and the community for artist discussion and to view student-designed tiles in for the Park’s decorative railing.
  • Friday, May 22nd – African Burying Ground Ancestral Vigil at New Hope Baptist Church. Services at 7 p.m., midnight and 6 a.m. with opportunities throughout the night for members of the community to participate.
  • Saturday, May 23rd –
    • 8:30 a.m. – Reburial Ceremony at African Burying Ground
    • 10:30 a.m. – Public Celebration at Portsmouth Middle School Auditorium
    • 7:00 p.m. – Blind Boys of Alabama at The Music Hall – A concert in recognition and celebration of the African Burying Ground Memorial


For full schedule and details please visit http://www.AfricanBuryingGroundNH.org.

Background

On an October morning in 2003, a series of coffins were revealed during infrastructure upgrades in the heart of the Portsmouth’s downtown. Through archaeology and DNA analysis the City confirmed the site was a segregated burying place for Africans and their descendants (likely both enslaved and free) where as many as 200 individuals may be buried below. Their names are unknown and their resting place – in use from the early 1700s through to the 19th century – was paved over, built over and mostly forgotten as Portsmouth expanded from the waterfront. Only one other site in Northern New England -the African Burying Ground National Park- is of comparable age and history.
Since 2004, the Mayoral-appointed African Burying Ground Committee has worked with the Mayor and City Council, the community in public forums, and the Chestnut Street abutters to create a plan to return the site to sacred ground. In order to acknowledge this history and make it accessible, understood and experienced by residents and visitors, the Portsmouth community has chosen to close this public street and transform the downtown City block into a public place of reverence, reflection and learning. The original works of outdoor public art created for this Park will connect this site to the African continent and people, call to mind the skilled labor of enslaved and free Africans that built Portsmouth and its maritime economy, and honor the people buried beneath the street.

To date, the African Burying Ground Committee and a group of dedicated volunteers has raised over $1.1 million towards the $1.2 million goal. This has included over 600 donations ranging from $5 to $100,000; the City of Portsmouth has contributed $250,000 towards the project construction. Honorary chairs of the fund-raising campaign are Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

To learn more about the African Burying Ground, visit www.africanburyinggroundnh.org.

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May 21, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Feature film movie makers are hiring people of color thru month of April.

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November CriminalsThe Film November Criminals looks like Washington DC and Philly.

Principal photography is taking place now in Providence Rhode Island. But, the problem is Rhode Island is an 88% white state and not enough people of color are auditioning for the roles.

This is paid work.

Seeking Asians, Blacks, Latinos and Hispanice.  Male or Female.
18+ and 18+ looks like teen.

 Acting experience is nice to have but if you don’t have any, that’s okay. Bring a friend.

To be selected for a PAID ROLE – send photos and your phone number and general availability to CONTACT@BLACKBOSTON.COM

NEED you to wear your most expensive suits, your finest jewelry, dress to impress – this is a cocktail party scene.  Send that look, those photos. You can submit different options.

 You’ll be paid for your efforts.

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April 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm

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World Music CRASHArts nabs $445K audience development grant.

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For Immediate Release                                                                                        

 

World Music/CRASHarts Selected for Wallace Foundation 

Audience-Building Initiative

To produce a global music festival

Grant Amount for the first cycle: $445,000

 

[BOSTON], April 15, 2015 – World Music/CRASHarts has been selected for the New York-based Wallace Foundation’s Building Audiences for Sustainabilityeffort – a new, six-year, $52-million initiative aimed at developing practical insights into how exemplary performing arts organizations can successfully expand their audiences, the foundation announced today. With the first year’s funding of $445,000, World Music/CRASHarts will complete preliminary audience research and inaugurate a global music festival to take place in the winter or spring of 2016.

 

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to engage Boston’s diverse audiences in an exciting new way. Just as we approach our 25th anniversary, we are delighted to be recognized by The Wallace Foundation for our global arts programming. We are honored to be included among such remarkable arts organizations across the nation,” states Executive Director, Maure Aronson.

 

World Music/CRASHarts was one of 26 arts organizations from around the country that was selected to be a part of the Building Audiences for Sustainabilityinitiative and noted by the foundation for their artistic excellence. Each organization will design and implement programs to attract new audiences while retaining current ones, measuring whether and how this contributes to their overall financial sustainability. In addition to multidisciplinary performing arts institutions, the organizations represent a spectrum of artistic disciplines, from dance and opera companies to orchestras, and theaters. The selected partners will receive financial and technical support from the foundation to develop, implement, analyze, and learn from their audience-building work. The evidence gathered from our work will be documented and analyzed by a Wallace-commissioned independent team of researchers, providing valuable insights, ideas, and information for the entire field.

 

“The arts are essential on both a personal level, providing us with experiences that open us to new perspectives, and on a community level, helping us to find common ground,” said Will Miller, president of The Wallace Foundation. “However, attracting and engaging new audiences is challenging for arts organizations because, even as the number of arts groups has grown, national rates of participation in the arts have declined, arts education has waned, and competition for ways to spend leisure time has increased. We are confident that the 26 organizations selected from a pool of more than 300 identified by leaders in the arts nationwide will provide new insights that will benefit the field at large, helping to bring the arts to a broader and more diverse group of people.”

 

World Music/CRASHarts will receive grant support from Wallace to fund at least two “continuous learning cycles” of work. Over the course of four years, World Music/CRASHarts will receive funds to conduct initial audience research into our target audiences, develop and implement a new audience-building program (first cycle), conduct additional audience research, study the results and then use the findings to adapt and implement a second cycle of programs. This grant covers preliminary audience research plus the first cycle of work. Next phases of work will be funded through subsequent grants.

 

“We welcome The Wallace Foundation’s renewed support for the performing arts. Its potential impact on the performing arts field and on communities is very exciting, as it will fuel innovative audience-building approaches across the country. This initiative comes at a time when connecting to the arts in our daily lives is becoming more and more critical.” Mario Garcia Durham, President and CEO, Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP)

 

About The Wallace Foundation

Based in New York City, The Wallace Foundation is an independent national philanthropy dedicated to fostering improvements in learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and the vitality of the arts for everyone. It seeks to catalyze broad impact by supporting the development, testing, and sharing of new solutions and effective practices. At www.wallacefoundation.org, the Foundation maintains an online library about what it has learned, including knowledge from its current efforts aimed at: strengthening education leadership to improve student achievement, helping selected cities make good afterschool programs available to more children, expanding arts learning opportunities for children and teens, providing high-quality  summer learning programs to disadvantaged children and enriching and expanding the school day in ways that benefit students, and helping arts organizations build their audiences.

 

Press contacts:

World Music/CRASHarts

Susan Weiler 617-876-4275 susan@worldmusic.org

Jennifer Fortin 617-876-4275 jennifer@worldmusic.org

 

The Wallace Foundation 

Jessica Schwartz 212-251-9711jschwartz@wallacefoundation.org

Sara Griffin 212-671-5169sgriffin@resnicow.com

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April 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm

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Easter Sunday renewal, the unifying season … by David A. Mittel, Jr.

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Easter Sunday

Easter is a time of renewal believers and non-believers fully share, even while not sharing most (though not all) Christians’ belief in the resurrection of Jesus. There is no contradiction, especially in America. It is a unifying season.

Thirteen words from a familiar hymn sung at the memorial service for a friend last month were a reminder of the power of Christian belief. This takes some explaining. The hymn was Julia Ward Howe’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which is one of at least two hymns expunged from some Christian denominations’ hymnals. The other was “Onward Christian Soldiers,” which 40 years ago was deemed to be too militaristic. The distinction between marching to war and “marchingas to war,” in the hymn’s lyric, was rejected. (Today, students taught English at many of our leading universities would say, “marching like to war.”)

So the only way for a wonderful man to have “Battle Hymn of the Republic sung at his own memorial service was to have the words and music printed in the program. The 13 striking words are:

He died to make us holy; let us die to make men free.

A friend’s lifelong commitment to Julia Ward Howe’s rollicking hymn of commitment to the Christian life and to the abolition of slavery during the Civil War. For us, inspiration in a time that sometimes seems to have reduced the English language to a single letter. “I.” The first person pronoun at the center of everything.

Believers and non-believers can envy the well-led Christian life.

From services at sunrise to nature-walks in the middle of this very northern-New-England-like mud season, Easter Sunday will be celebrated in many ways. It is not for us to instruct. We will only note an opportunity that should appeal equally to either the secular or the devout….

On Sunday, the Corner Stone Lodge at 565 Washington Street will hold its monthly “all-you-can-eat” breakfast from 8 to 11:30. The cost is $5 for children, $7 for seniors, $8 for adults. At 10:30 there will be an Easter egg hunt for children 12 and under.

The proceeds of the Lodge’s many charitable activities go to the Interfaith Council’s Food Pantry; to $500 scholarships for Duxbury High School seniors; and to other nearby causes. Its events on Sunday aren’t the only way to spend Easter morning. If one does attend one may be confident the “first person pronoun” will be nowhere in sight.

–D.A. Mittell, Jr.

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April 2, 2015 at 11:37 am

Here are revealing interviews with the USATF Indoor Championship athletes competing at Reggie Lewis Center this week.

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UCS Announcement

Jill Geer, USATF Chief Public Affairs Officer – On behalf of USA Track & Field, it’s great to be back here in Boston. It’s our first time back for the USATF Indoor Championships since 2009. We certainly have a rich history here. As we get ready to invite our athletes to speak about the competition, we wanted to take this opportunity to announce a new partner of USATF. 

Today, we announced that UCS has joined us as our official equipment supplier for USA Track & Field. It’s something we’re really excited about. You’ll see enhanced branding on crash pads for the pole vault and high jump, as well as cross promotion between brands. Perhaps most importantly, we’ll have free equipment for the USATF Indoor and Outdoor Championships, our Youth Outdoor Championships, our Masters Outdoor Championships and Junior Olympic Outdoor Championships. We are thrilled that UCS is our 10th partner announcement in the last 12 months, but even more so because this partnership benefits all of our constituencies from top to bottom in a really positive way.
 
Jason Schwartz, UCS Marketing & Sales Director – We’re a third-generation family business. We’re really excited to restart our partnership. 

We had a great experience working with USATF in the past and we’re looking forward to bringing championship experiences to new levels across the country.
 
Athlete Press Conference
Opening Statements
Sharon Day-Monroe – I’m really excited to be back in Boston. Haven’t been here since 2009 when USAs was here. Really excite dot be back at Reggie and new track. Looking forward to a great competition tomorrow. Hoping I can defend my title.
 
Natasha Hastings – I’m excited to be here. I was just here for the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix and had an opportunity to test out the new track. I’m ready to go out and have a good time and continue working for 2015.
 
Matt Centrowitz – I’m very excited to come back, I was also here for the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix and it was one of my best races of the season. The men’s mile [at indoors] is pretty deep this year. We have some of the top guys that will see each other in the outdoor season as well.
 
Mary Saxer – I’m really excited that nationals are here in Boston. I live a mile away and I train down the street, so it’s kind of like I’m on home turf. I competed at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix and was fortunate to win there. I hope it’s a good little warm-up and hope to defend my title from last year. We have a great lineup of vaulters and I hope it’s a great competition for everyone.
 
Treniere Moser – I was here a few weeks ago at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix and I’m super excited to be back and be competing in the 1,000 again. That was a great race for me and I’m looking forward to a great race on a fast track.
 
On his races post-Millrose Games
Matt Centrowitz – Before the season, we actually didn’t plan on going to Birmingham. After Millrose, when we didn’t run as fast I’d like, we thought it would be a good opportunity to go for an American record in the 1500. I adjust poorly going to Europe, so all week, I was only getting 4-5 hours of consistent sleep. By Saturday, I was absolutely tired. I felt like I was going to fall asleep on my shakeout. The takeaway is that I always need to give myself time to adjust regardless of how good of shape I’m in. It was a good field and I just couldn’t take advantage of it.
 
Matt Centrowitz – Treniere and I have been talking about how excited we are to take a break after indoor season. Indoors is so short that we’ve been able to travel around and take advantage of the good shape our team is in. We do two peaks a year, indoors and outdoors, and we’ll take 4-6 weeks off of racing after this.
 
On why she chose the 1,000m
Treniere Moser – For me, this indoor season we decided to work on my speed. So the 1,000 meters is a perfect distance. I ran a really great 800m at the armory invite. My speed is coming along really, really well. To end the season with the 1,000m, I’m looking forward to the spring and summer. I did a lot of longer high mileage in the fall, and then switched gears and did all speed indoors. I’m not sure when I’m opening up yet [outdoors], so we wanted to get through indoors and go weekend to weekend and focus on the indoor season. We’ll talk about the outdoor season in the coming weeks. I’m looking forward to the outdoor season after this weekend.
 
On if she thought about entering more than just the women’s 1,000m
Treniere Moser – Yes, I did [think about entering 2 races]. We talked about it on the phone with Alberto and just felt there was no reason for it. Maybe if there was a World Indoors to train for, but a lot of it is being safer than sorry. Staying healthy is the biggest battle right now. We just decided to focus on the 1 race because I end up being able to run rounds that will help me as well. I’m super excited. I’ve only run the 1,000 a handful of times. It’s just fun to break up the year.
I’m super excited. I’ve only run the 1,000 a handful of times.
 
On goals for the USATF Indoor Championships
Sharon Day-Monroe – One of my goals this weekend is to long jump well. I’ve had a couple breakthroughs in practice. Long jump is not one of my stronger events, so jumping well here is a goal, as well as breaking my American record.
 
Natasha Hastings – I ran the 300 here for the first time in 7 years a few weeks ago. So I’d like to lower my PR. The lower distance helps me work on my speed and prepare for the outdoor season to see what we need to adjust.
 
Matt Centrowitz – For me, the mile, I want to work on some tactics. With indoors, the middle distance is harder than outdoor track because it’s so tight and you have 12 guys on a tight track. It makes outdoor racing a lot easier when you can manage through. Getting in there and continue working on different types of ways to win races.
 
Mary Saxer – My coach and I entered indoor season with the goal of…I have a few new technical cues I’ve really been working on in practice and seeing how they transfer to competition setting. So just focusing on those and seeing what heights I can clear and up my season best.
 
Treniere Moser – I’m focusing on executing a great race and having that finishing speed. Just finishing fast.
 
On peaking indoors vs. outdoors
Matt Centrowitz – Outdoor peaking doesn’t affect you, because it’s a 2-peak system. Honestly, I think I’ve missed one indoor season due to illness and I noticed a difference. Coming from the collegiate system, we raced tough indoors and we would always be doubling up on races. We’d be racing 2s and 4s and I’ve been brought up that way and responding to that. As you race through, you get to race yourself into better shape. Sanya Richards-Ross mentioned a couple weeks ago, after your training you get to a new level of fitness. Indoor season helps reevaluate, is it working or not, and adjust to outdoor season.
 
On the importance of training both indoors and outdoors
Matt Centrowitz – When I was sick last year, I couldn’t race for six weeks and it’s just something you have to deal with. I didn’t know what to expect heading into the outdoor season. This indoor season, we’re planning to get 7 races in. You’re kind of playing catch-up a bit. I like to race and we respond really well off of it. We always compete well at world championships because of that.
 
On competing in the 1,000m without her Oregon Project teammates
Treniere Moser – We’re given race plans and they’re very individual. So we don’t depend on each other in the race. There is a comfort level when you’re racing with your teammates, though. I’ve raced with Mary a lot this indoor season. It is nice to have a teammate out there. There’s a comfort level and a good vibe when they’re out there. A lot of is based on the race plan, though, and that doesn’t change. Every time I get out there, I’d like to run faster than I did the last time. I’d like to come away with a PR but especially come away with a national title.
 
On running the 300m at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
Natasha Hastings – Running indoors as a sprinter it’s a little tricky especially with the banks. My only race for the indoor season was here, so I feel more comfortable this time around. I got the cobwebs out. Got some good training after competing. I feel a bit more comfortable. I’ve run indoors all my life, growing up in NYC and going off to college. I’m pretty comfortable with running indoors. Sometimes you just have to shift things indoors.
 
On social media
Sharon Day-Monroe – I do have a twitter account. I’m not very active on twitter. I tweet when there are major events happening, with Asics or with USATF, or things like the Super Bowl. I would say I have a small following because I’m not as active as I could be. I don’t see it as a distraction, it’s just another additional thing to do.
 
Natasha Hastings – I have every social media account there is. When I post things, I link them all to each other so people see it on all of them. I have fun with it. I use it as a way for people to know what I’m doing. Let them know where I am and where I will be competing. It can be a distraction if you allow it to be. You have to find what works best for you. For me, I don’t like to do it on the day of a race or a few hours before I go to the track. It’s about creating and setting boundaries for yourself. Social media is a great way to connect to the fans. In the states, we want fans to be more engaged in the sport.
 
Matt Centrowitz – I have almost every social media outlet. Twitter is the best for me to interact with the fans and I do that. Sometimes I’m kind of streaky and respond to everyone or go MIA for a few days. I’m a social person and like to respond to everyone and everything. Whenever people accuse me or my team of doing drugs, I always respond with some kind of smart-ass comment, which my agent doesn’t like. I think it’s a great way to interact and engage and it’s the only way some of our fans can engage if they can’t go to a meet.
 
Mary Saxer – I have pretty much every form of social media. It started off as a way to keep my family and friends informed of what I’m doing. Now I kind of use it as a promotion for pole vault and track and field as a whole. I think it’s fun to keep people updated as to where I’m at and what I’m doing.
 
Treniere Moser – I have every social media. I think it’s a lot of fun. My fan base is a lot of high school runners. They’ll ask about training and I can use it as a way to connect. I love posting that I love collecting sneakers or behind the scenes stuff with practice. It’s a great way to connect with our fans.
 
On the difference between last year and this year
Sharon Day-Monroe – There is less pressure this year. Last year, it was a world indoor year and I focused on doing well and breaking the American record, which I did. This year, it’s kind of more like a gear-up, make sure everything is kind of working and make sure things are going well for outdoor. I’m in great shape and it’s my only pentathlon of the year. There’s less pressure and I want to have a lot of fun tomorrow. I’m excited to compete. There’s a small group of us, so it’ll be a quick day of competition. I just want to go out and have fun tomorrow.
 
On the Year of the Vault
Mary Saxer – There have been 2 collegiate women who have been jumping out of their minds. Sometimes pole vault isn’t the most recognized. I’ve never jumped against Demi before, so I’m actually really excited about that. There’s a lot of anticipation going into it. It’s always exciting to compete against Jenn (Suhr) and I’m looking forward to defending my title. There are only 10 of us, so similar to what Sharon said, it’ll be a quick competition but it should be great.
 
On the use of technology and data in training
Treniere Moser – You can let the data overwhelm you. Those things aren’t in my control so I try not to think about them so much. The biggest change I’ve seen, we’re a lot more accessible and it’s a positive for track and field. It’s a good way to promote the sport and our sponsors.
 
Mary Saxer – The data is good for the future of our sport and our event. My coach always says, let me deal with the data and you go out and have fun.
 
Matt Centrowitz – With field events, the data that is measured is more important. For us distance runners, we kind of go out and run. It’s come a long way in the last 5 years. There are a lot of ways you can convert things. It’s amazing how they’re so close.
 
Natasha Hastings – As long as you don’t let [the data] get to you, you can make sure it doesn’t get too overwhelming. Most of that stuff, we leave up to coach. He breaks it down and work with us on it. I don’t think I’m particularly overwhelmed but some of my training partners get really in depth with stuff like that, but it’s a personal thing. I like my coach to break it down.
 
Sharon Day-Monroe – It’s really personal for every person. Some people can be really overwhelmed with too much data or info and some people really absorb it. With USATF’s help, we have biomechanical analysis and training camps/summits where we have bio-mechanists come in and measure us. As a multi, looking at and breaking down different events and little ways to improve half a percentage point here and there. Looking at it from a bio-mechanist point of view, all of the improvements have been really helpful.

 

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February 26, 2015 at 7:31 pm

An Olympics African American family story you don’t want to miss. @seedandspark

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Olympic Pride, American Prejudice unites relatives of 1936 African American Olympic heroes at Chicago shoot

The Olympic Pride, American Prejudice Chicago shoot captured more than just never-before-heard interviews with the families of three of the African American Olympians who lived in Chicago.  The shoot proved to be the first-ever meeting of the families of 1936 Gold and Silver medalist Ralph Metcalfe, 1936 Olympian and first black woman to compete for the USA, Tydie Pickett, and 1936 Olympian John Brooks.  The three families by chance were on the set at the same time. Ralph Metcalfe, Jr. was interviewed first and decided to stay to meet Bernita Echols and Faye Walker.  The senior Metcalfe had been friends with Tydie Pickett, mother of Bernita and Faye and spoke of her to Metcalfe, Jr.

family photo of  three forgotten African American Olympians

photo families of three forgotten African American Olympians

 

Dr. Daria Brooks Terrell, a Chicago Orthopedic Surgeon, and daughter of John Brooks, arrived with her mother Wannetta Brooks before Ralph, Faye and Bernita departed.  The moment was magical, profound and heartfelt and certainly one that harkened back to the moment when their relatives joined each other on the deck of the U.S.S. Manhattan, unknowingly about to change history.

 

The daughters of Tydie Pickett had never met Daria, but they knew John Brooks was instrumental in Tydie Pickett’s career and decision to go the Olympic Trials in 1936.  After hugs, tears and lots of reminiscing, they exchanged numbers and planned to keep in touch.  Of course, they all look forward to seeing each other at the premiere of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice!

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February 25, 2015 at 7:27 pm

Looking to hire a Step On Guide for 1 day bus tour escort.

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AboutBlackBoston.com seeks to refer you  to a travel agency in needs of these services.

Position: STEP ON TOUR GUIDE  ( leave a comment if interested )

A Step On Guide is a person who will step on a  charter bus to meet and greet passengers from Maryland and take them around town to see Boston. They are interested in a Boston tour from 8 am to 3 pm. You’ll start at South Station at 8am and return to South Station on the bus by 3pm.

Person should have a comprehensive, organic knowledge of Greater Boston, speak loud and clearly over a bus PA system and should be able to configure a tour schedule in coordination with the tour firm.

Send a brief statement of qualifications and  interest to contact@blackboston.com or call 617 942-1301 to speak by phone.  Thanks!

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