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    From late July through early August of 1927, artists such as The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and more made musical recordings in a makeshift studio in downtown Bristol. Those recordings became known as the 1927 Bristol Sessions, and they made Bristol the birthplace of #countrymusic. Tomorrow, 87 years later, a museum dedicated to the history of country music, starting with those 1927 Sessions, opens to the public in downtown #Bristol. This is a must-visit for music fanatics and connoisseurs! Photo props to @amandastrav. #bcmm #birthplaceofcountrymusic #oldschoolva #vatravel #loveva #records #virginia #musiclovers @bcmbristol
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  • Archive for February 3rd, 2011

    Celebrate Black History

    by Casey | Posted on February 3rd, 2011

    “Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”
    -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

     

    Virginia celebrates Black History Month with events honoring ”creative dedicated minority” such as the Tuskegee Airmen, astronaut and former NFL player Leland Melvin, “Big 6″ Freedom Rider Dr. James Farmer Jr. and fellow Freedom Rider, U.S. Congressman Bob Filner.

    1865 Exhibit and Canal Walk in Richmond

    Take the time to realize where the country was versus where it is today when you visit sites like Hampton University Museum, the oldest African-American museum in the United States; the Casemate Museum at Fort Monroe, “Freedom’s Fort” for thousands of runaway slaves during the Civil War; Maggie Walker National Historic Site, the home of the country’s first female African-American bank president; the Robert Russa Moton Museum, where a student strike in 1951 spurred the lawsuit of Brown v. The Board of Education in 1954; and Anne Spencer House and Gardens, the home of  the internationally acclaimed Harlem Renaissance poet.

    All of Virginia has been touched by African-American influence – from the beginning in Jamestown to today’s actions at the State Capitol and Virginia’s colleges and universities. Learn more through Black History Month events and historic sites.

    “In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.”
    -Booker T. Washington

     



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