The First Black Airmen to Fly Across America

On an early June night at Woodlands High School in Hartsdale, New York, the cafeteria is jammed. A noisy crowd of at least 200 has shown up. They’re here to see a play called Fly With Banning. A Louis Armstrong melody fills the big room, and the crowd falls quiet. Over the music a voice sings […]

“Grazing In The Grass” – Hugh Masekela (1968)

The nicest cowbells ever! Album: “The Promise of a Future” Masekela was born in Kwa-Guqa Township, Witbank, South Africa. Following the 21 March 1960 Sharpeville Massacre—where 69 peacefully protesting Africans were shot dead in Sharpeville, and the South African government banned gatherings of ten or more people—and the increased brutality of the Apartheid state, Masekela […]