There are three dates that everyone over the age of 25 should remember for the rest of their lives. I usually don’t do a lot of dates of importance but this one has been on my mind for a while so I decided to put it into perspective.
As an African American male in today’s society you tend to think of the days that you can remember without hesitation. You ask anyone who is over the age of 60 where they were when they found out that Martin Luther King or Malcolm X had passed away and they can tell you to the minute what they were doing.
Well my generation hasn’t had figures of that significance that we can relate to that hold that type of power. So I will try to put it into a perspective that I can relate to. My life is centered around history. That makes sense because I teach history at a local high school and college. So my first date of importance will center on the most recent historical event that changed the game for people of color in America.