The community is invited to the 19th annual 100 Black Men of
Valdosta barbecue cook-off, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Saturday at the old County Courthouse in downtown
Valdosta. Continue reading →
Actor Ossie Davis delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Malcolm X
on Feb. 27, 1965. It was a strong statement of support for the life
of a man whom controversy followed until his assassination at the
age of 39. So why did Davis potentially risk his career to pay
tribute to Malcolm X? A letter, written by Davis, explains his
decision. The letter will be on public display this weekend.
Davis’ letter will join dozens of other historic artifacts for a
special Black History Month observation, sponsored by the 100 Black
Men of Valdosta Inc. The Sixth Annual African-American Artifacts
exhibit will be on display noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb.
25 and 26.
Kind of weird phrasing there, Ms. Editor, given that Ossie Davis’ tribute
was after Malcolm X was assassinated….
Friends of Valdosta City Schoolds (FVCS) had a table at the 100 Black Men BBQ, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia.
Their No School Consolidation signs now have both a Viking and a Wildcat paw on them, and they have Viking stickers and Wildcat stickers.
FVCS @ 100 Black Men BBQ, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia,
Pictures by John S. Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.
Their consolidating CUEE competition was nowhere to be seen.