According to BlackFacts.com, the following Black Facts took place on my birth date (January 27):
Will Marion Cook, noted composer and conductor, born.
Ralph Ellison’s powerful novel, Invisible Man, wins the National Book Award.
World renowned opera singer, Leontyne Price, makes her debut at the Metropolitan Opera House
Gospel music legend Mahalia Jackson dies this day in Evergreen Park, Illinois.
Joseph Lowze named auxiliary Bishop of Mississippi
I am kind of mad that nothing has happened since my actual birth on that date. Oh well.
In honor of Leontyne Price here are a couple of videos of her I found:
Leontyne Price – D’amor sull’ali rosee
Leontyne Price – Summertime
Leontyne Price – L’amero, saro costante
Her voice is beautiful.
On this day I honor the number one veteran in my life, JT. I also honor both of my grandfathers, Ardie and Bobby, my great uncles and several other members of my extended family.
Happy Veterans Day
A Tribute to the Fallen
The Women Behind the Soldiers
Congratulations to the 2006 World Series Champions… the St. Louis Cardinals. The first championship for my hometown since 1982. The second championship in my lifetime.