I’m R.J. and I love History. I just wanted to get that out of the way. So, you aren’t confused at all. Lol. There are many things that I enjoy but I honestly love history more! On Periscope, I present live broadcasts of myself (and sometimes I’m able to drag a friend along) touring the country doing tours at varies historic sites and I call them “Historical Tours w/R.J.” I like to challenge people with the question of, “What’s in your archives?” Your personal archives expresses so much about you and helps you focus on your legacy in a more succinct way. Today is #TBT (Throwback Thursday) right? Well, I decided to reach into my archives and pull out a photo from my days as an Americorp member, (amazing experience I might add).
The historical tour took place at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina. The center and museum is housed inside of the former Woolworth & Co store. College students from a local Historically Black College and University (HBCU) decided on February 1, 1960 to take a stand against segregation at the “whites only” lunch counter. Their efforts at the “Greensboro sit-ins” would go on to change the course of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
To learn more about this amazing place, please check out their website, www.sitmovement.org
I highly recommend this place as your first stop if you’re ever passing through on I-85 in North Carolina or visiting for the weekend. Don’t forget to tell them that R.J. sent you!
The girl behind the lens…