15 June 2012

Earl Ijames - Black North Carolina in the 1930s


Ijames is best known for his thorough work documenting the service of Black Confederates. This talk (see link below) is quite interesting as Ijames discusses how entrepreneurship and innovation allowed many blacks in NC to not only survive the Great Depression, but to also thrive - despite tremendous odds. Note his point about how the South was better able to weather the Great Depression and why. Some of those same reasons apply to our current economic conditions. 

Ijames also discusses the "Rosenwald Schools." I attended one of these schools right after our local schools in Virginia were integrated in the 1960's.

There are some lessons here for us all. Well worth the time to watch and listen.

Link to the video here.

3 comments:

Brock Townsend said...

Thanks and posted. He is visible in the second and forth picture at the link. He gave an excellent speech and was so popular, he barely got enough of the Pig Pickin' before it ran out!:)

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Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

He's well informed and not part of the anti-Confederate cabal which are becoming more and more boorish with each passing day.

Brock Townsend said...

Wish I could spell......:)