Historic Black Moments
Delphi, Tues, Feb 23, 2021
QIC: Zeus & HT
PAX: PopFly, Dunder, MjPayne, Ashe, IceRoad, Gadget, Judo, ElNino, Derecho, Roddick, YNAB, Houlihan, Yardsale, Slider, Nano
20 cadence SSH, windmill, Michael Phelps, Rocketts, Arm circles forward & reverse, WMH’s
Black History Celebration
3 min partner workout, 1 min recovery & reading of next historical moment
1863– President Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1. The proclamation calls for the freedom of all slaves found in Confederate states. While it did not give immediate freedom to most slaves, thousands were still freed the day the proclamation went into effect.
Exercise- Hand Release – Merkins / other Pax run to 50 yard line and back
Song: James Brown – Living in America
1909– The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is formed in response to the Springfield Race Riot of 1908. The riot included the burning of Black-owned homes and businesses and the killing of Black citizens.
Exercise- High Plank Hold (everybody)
Song: Swing low Sweet Chariot –
Sung by Zeus & PAX
1936– Track-and-field star Jesse Owens competes in the Olympics and wins four gold medals. He causes major embarrassment for Adolf Hitler, who had intended the Olympics to showcase the ‘Aryan’ race.
Exercise- Big Boyz Sit up/ other pax run to 50 and back
Song: A Change is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke
1947– Jackie Robinson joins the Brooklyn Dodgers and becomes the first Black Major League Baseball player. He later becomes National League Rookie of the Year.
Exercise- Jungle boy squats / bear crawl to 10 and back
Song: Jackie Robinson, Ellis Paul
1955– Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a White passenger in Montgomery Ala. and is arrested. The event sparks the Montgomery bus boycott, which led to the integration of the public bus transit system.
Excercise- wall sit for entire song
Song: Outcast – Rosa Parks
1963– One of the most profound moments of the Civil Rights Movement, the march on Washington D.C., is held. Among the events, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his historic “I Have a Dream” speech.
Exercise- Mountain climbers/ Karaoke to the 50 and back
Song: Pride by U2
1965– The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, outlawing voting discrimination and making it illegal to bar any U.S. citizen from voting based on race or color.
Exercise – American Hammers / other PAX jump to 10 yard and back
Song: What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye
1968– Olympic teammates Tommie Smith and John Carlos give the Black power symbol during the awards ceremony. They were both suspended by the Olympic Committee and subjected to abuse in the U.S. However, that courageous show of solidarity made the 1968 Olympics one of the most memorable in history.
Exercise- One pax perform overhead arm press. Other Pax Run to 50 yard line run backwards back
Song: Fight the Power, The Isley Brothers
1982– Singer Michael Jackson releases “Thriller,” selling 40 million copies and creating one of the greatest albums of all time.
Exercise- Shoulder press/ Frankenstein was to 40 and back
Song: Thriller, MJ
2008– President Barack Obama is elected president, becoming the first Black president-elect of the United States. He is backed by a multitude of supporters from nearly every background and age group.
Exercise- Burpees / run to 50 and back
Song: Higher Ground, Stevie Wonder
Appreciation to all that have helped us get to where we are today and prayers for continued Racial Equality. 17 Strong came out to take part in sharing this moment together!