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Friday, February 4, 2011

African American History month postcards

Since February is African American History month, I thought I'd share some postcards that I got in a 2009 Black History Month swap.

This is the one I mailed to my group:
Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" message is superimposed on his picture, with President Barack Obama taking the oath of office.

This is one I received from Renea in Maryland showing comedienne Moms Mabley:

When I was growing up we had one of her LP's and we'd sneak and listen to it when my parents weren't around.  Moms was a bit naughty!

This one from Karen in Michigan shows two people wading in the water:

On the back are the words to the Negro spiritual "Wade in the Water," sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers in 1901 -  
Wade in the water,
Wade in the water, children,
Wade in the water,
God's gonna trouble the water.

And this one from Marlene in South Carolina says "Many persons and events paved the way that led to Barack Obama being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States....All gave Some, those pictured with President Obama gave ALL." The gold "brick," made of real metal, symbolizes their precious lives.

Left collage (L-R): Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman.
Right collage (L-R): Emmett Till, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, Henry Smith, Delano Midleton, Samuel Hammond, Viola Liuzzo.


  1. Thank you for sharing your postcards. My parents had Mom's album too. My Dad kept it hidden. Now that we're grown we've found out it was hidden in the basement ceiling where he hid everything!

  2. i am so loving your blog. i am mad because i didn't join the swap. lovely postcards. nadine sent me a lovely postcard for black history. she also sent me one last year.


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