Down to Zero

Identify a song that you like and that was released the year you were born. Describe an event from that specific birth date that influenced African American history.


Click on an SLA student's name to see their page!
Drue B.
Title of Song: Wanna Be
Title of Article: Kemp Stumps for the Votes of Minorities
Roger B.
Title of Song: This is how we do it
Title of Article: In America; Problems of Parenting
Anthony B.
Title of Song: Big Me
Title of Article: Death - Butterfly McQueen
Tyler C.
Title of Song: Water Falls
Title of Article: For Black Women, a Movie Stirs Breathless Excitement
Nicholas D.
Title of Song: Change the World
Title of Article: BEYOND 'OTHER': A special report.;More Than Identity Rides On a New Racial Category
Teige D.
Title of Song: Aeroplane
Title of Article: Playing in the Neighborhood:A Christmas Classic Goes Afro-American
Sean F.
Title of Song: One Song Glory
Title of Article: Beating Was Racial Clash, Witnesses Tell Police
Lexus F.
Title of Song: They Don't Care About Us
Title of Article: Centuries of Writing by Blacks Distilled Into a Single Volume.
Dakota F.
Title of Song: The Distance
Title of Article: Immigrants Tell Their New York Stories
Matthew H.
Title of Song: Bulls on Parade
Title of Article: It's Money, Not Race, That Reigns in Hollywood
Dejah H.
Title of Song: Macarena
Title of Article: School district evaluates status of Black English
Robert J.
Title of Song: You are not Alone
Title of Article: On My Mind;The Swamp Of Hatred
Tamatha L.
Title of Song: Dreaming Of You
Title of Article: Several Blacks Sue Beverly Hills, Asserting Bias by the Police
Maria L.
Title of Song: Kiss form a Rose
Title of Article: Jews Shouldn't Meet With Farrakhan;Who Led '63 March
Raeven M.
Title of Song: You Are Not Alone
Title of Article: N/A
DeShawn M.
Title of Song: Elevators
Title of Article: Slave Artifacts Under the Hearth
Keith M.
Title of Song: Ah Drinka
Title of Article: The Christian Right Confesses Sins of Racism
Nicholas M.
Title of Song: Big Bang Baby
Title of Article: For Black Memorial, It's Build or Bust
Henry P.
Title of Song: You Are Not Alone
Title of Article: Black People Sue Police in Beverly Hills
Shannon P.
Title of Song:
Title of Article:
Goldie R.
Title of Song: Walking Contradiction
Title of Article: Sojourner's World
Sarena S.
Title of Song: Killing me Softly
Title of Article:
Dan Wolf, 80, a Village Voice Founder, Dies
Jalen S.
Title of Song: Runnin'
Title of Article:
Minority Legislative Candidates Pledge Loyalty to Electorate
Jonathan S.
Title of Song: Revelation
Title of Article:
Ellen T.
Title of Song: Get Down (You're the One for Me)
Title of Article: Black, Successful and Safe And Gone From Capital
Bach T.
Title of Song: Rape Me
Title of Article: Toni Morrison Is The '93 Winner Of Nobel Prize in Literature
Tina W.
Title of Song: Nobody Knows
Title of Article: Harvard Lures Scholar to Join a 'Dream Team' on Social Policy
Willie W.
Title of Song: Until it sleeps
Title of Article:
Music Review; Mixing Jazz, Ritual and Japanese Banjos
Taylor X.
Title of Song:
I Believe I Can Fly
Title of Article: African American Art Exhibit
Victoria Y.
Title of Song: Always Be My Baby
Title of Article: Black, Successful and Safe And Gone From Capital

//New York Times//, Advanced Search

Format for page (recommended):
Title of Song:
Why I like this song:

Title of article (amke this a link to the original article)
Summary -- Blah - blah - blah [Who, what, where, when, why; 1-2 paragraphs]