Did you know that Princess And The Frog is not the only Disney cartoon about African-Americans?
John Henry was a former slave who’s mighty strength made him one of the earliest African-American role models. Wielding a sledge hammer forged from the chains that bound him in servitude, he was a one-man railroad crew who ‘could move mountains’. He is put to the ultimate test when he faces a mechanical power hammer that threatens to take away his land.
The story of John Henry was released in 2002 as direct-to-video animated anthology film hosted by James Earl Jones on the Disney’s American Legends DVD.
The film’s new short is based on John Henry and stars Alfre Woodard and Tim Hodge. John Henry was later released on Blu-ray in Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection on August 18, 2015 and is the perfect story to explain hard work and pride in one’s work to children.
Here is the summary:
“John Henry, a freed slave, happens across a railroad building project. An entire crew of freed slaves has been promised land if they can finish by deadline, but they’re exhausted and unable to continue. John, though, has the strength of ten men, and revitalizes all of them. But despair sets in again when the railroad sends a steam hammer to replace the crew and burns the contract. John proposes a challenge: man against machine. After a heroic effort, including a tunnel through solid rock by swinging two hammers at once, John wins, but he also collapses in his wife Polly’s arms. She’s recounting this whole story to their young son, to explain why his father was so great.”
Please share this post with anyone who has children! This is a great depiction of African-American excellence!
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[To watch this again in HD quality, the short is included in the “Walt Disney Short Film Collection” on Netflix.]
When A Zeta Who Crossed In The 90s Tells You She Used To Break It Down, This Is What She Means!
We found this gem online while searching for throwback Zeta step shows.
It’s an Alpha Omicron Chapter Zeta Phi Beta step show from the 1990s. Do any of the Zetas out there know any more info about this show and what year it might be?
Did you like the show? Rep your org and let us know in the comment section below!
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This Omega Psi Phi Hop Show Got Steve Harvey So Hyped That He Jumped In And Joined Them!
Check out this throwback video of the Ques of Omega Psi Phi SETTING IT OWT on the old Steve Harvey Show.
The performance is so good that Steve stops them and reminisces stating, “Boy them was the days! Lawd have mercy. Man I was so nasty, oh I’d hate to even show ya’ll how nasty I was.” He then breaks it down with his own hop!
What do you think Ques? Did they represent? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Watch This Mississippi Zeta Phi Beta Probate Video From 1997!
The Zetas at MVSU definitely held it DOWN in the 90s!
Check out this video of the Psi Gamma Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. presenting their new members to the world in 1997. There are very few Zeta probate videos from the 90s online currently, making this an amazing look at Zeta Phi Beta history as well as an amazing look at what campus life at Mississippi Valley State University looked like in 1997.
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