There are a lot of things happening in February. One of the most important happenings is Black History Month. Most people celebrate and appreciate Black heritage and culture 24/7/365. This month was designated to highlight achievements and lives of those who had an impact on African American history and culture. WBLS-FM 107.5 created an original series titled Living Black History. This video series focuses on iconic African Americans making history today.
The series highlights conversations with Tamika Mallory, Rev. Al Sharpton, Imhotep Gary Byrd, Arva Rice, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. The first two episodes feature Tamika Mallory and Rev. Jesse Jackson. Tamika Mallory highlights what it’s like being a Black woman and the stress of “carrying the weight of the struggle”. The episode with Rev. Jesse Jackson is an interesting one as he outlines Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s personality and what he was doing during his last days. He touches on what it’s like to live through current times, persevering through struggle, and he offers advice to today’s generation. Press play on the clips below and keep up with the series here.