Happy Black History Month

On this day in 1960, four college students did something extraordinary; they decided they had the right to be served at the lunch counter with other patrons and launched a sit-in. The young black men started a trend that spread rapidly throughout the South. The New York Times has a link to the original article from their On This Day Page.

I learned something new today. The man who founded the American Red Cross Blood Bank and developed new ways of preserving plasma was a respected African American doctor by the name of Charles Richard Drew. (link from Tolerance.org)

Jane, tries to learn something new each day