Throughout the month of February, our Power 98 staff proudly presents “Black History Moments” video series that showcase the people, places, and ideas that revolutionized change and civil rights equality in the Charlotte metro area and our country. Please help us continue the discussion of these places and people in our Comment Section (below the videos) in order to engage our community even more with Black History information of our city.
Did you know about the Underground Tunnels in Charlotte? Bea Thompson shares some hidden facts about underground walkways as they were built to keep black youths in Second Ward safe from oncoming traffic in one part of Old Independence Blvd. in Uptown Charlotte.
Bea Thompson goes to the only remaining historic Black Movie Theater in Charlotte which is located next to Johnson C. Smith University.
No Limit Larry, Church Boy, and Yasmin Young from The Morning Show Maddhouse discuss how The Brooklyn Neighborhood was the central location of business opportunities and housing to the Charlotte black community.
No Limit Larry caught up with the Johnson C. Smith University football coach to discuss how one black athlete went on to win gold during the Summer Olympics.
Even though the Second Ward High School has been removed from Uptown Charlotte, Mr. Incognito tells you the impact the school left in the area.
The Morning Show Maddhouse report from a restaurant in downtown Rock Hill, SC, where “The Friendship Nine” held a sit-in to try and desegregate seating in local dining establishments.
Danny Diaz heads down Park Road to tell you the importance of the Y.W.C.A. in our area.
No Limit Larry takes you to his alma mater, Johnson C. Smith University, to show you how the university gave black youths opportunities to achieve a higher education to further their professions throughout our area.
Tab D’Bia$$i explains the importance of the A.M.E. Zion Church as it use to stand right in the Heart of Uptown Charlotte next to the NASCAR building.
Standing outside of Bank of America Stadium, Mr. Incognito talks about the former Sam Good Hospital, the first African American hospital in Charlotte.
Artie & Neiko, outside of a local middle school, tell you why J.T. Williams is one of the most influential African Americans in Charlotte during the 1900s.
Church Boy talks about one of many House of Prayer churches that have been built in the Charlotte community over the years.
The Billingsville School still stands in Grier Heights, East Charlotte, and Danny Diaz tells you the importance of the school and land to the community.
Artie and Neiko discuss how Firefighter Samuel Richardson was the first African American firefighter to work in the Charlotte community.
Do you have any memories of Black History Moments in Charlotte that you can share? If so, leave them in the Comment Section below!