Ronald Leis Woodstock

Ronald Leis Woodstock

May 22, 1936 – June 18, 2016
Ronald Leis Woodstock
From the Nugget News, June 21, 2016 (https://nuggetnews.com/Content/Obituaries/Obituaries/Article/Ronald-Aaron-Leis-May-22-1936-June-18-2016/11/11/24979)

When we think of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, we typically think of the great bands that played. And rightly so, but Woodstock Ventures had a larger vision in mind when their little party turned into the most famous festival of all time.

Nearly every festival before Woodstock, during 1969 itself, and ever since, was held over a series of days that one attended, left, and returned to.

Woodstock was a festival that one went to and could live there. Why would one stick around for the hours between music? Remember the name of this festival: Woodstock Music and Art Fair. It was intended from the beginning to be much more than music. It was intended to be like a fair with many attractions like rides and merchandise. And art.

Ronald Leis…Art

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

This post on Malcolm X is not intended to be a biography, but only something to highlight several important dates in this American hero and civil rights paragon.

Malcolm Little

Malcolm Little was born on May 18, 1925.

His father,  Earl Little, was a Baptist lay speaker and his mother, Louise, were both active members of Marcus Garvey‘s Universal Negro Improvement Association.

Being Black and quiet in the American white world could still be dangerous. Being Black and outspoken in that world could be lethal. Their home was burned and later Earl was killed in questionable trolley car accident in 1931.