#1 The Folding Chair - In 1911, Black inventor Nathaniel Alexander patented a folding chair with a book holder. While not much is known about Alexander, we do know that he intended his chairs to be used in churches because they had a book rest on the back for Bibles or hymn books.
#3 The Month - That this scuffle happened during August is pure serendipity. Black August was first observed in California's jails in the 1970s, following the deaths of Black political prisoners and brothers George and Jonathan Jackson. It has since become an annual recognition of Black freedom fights and revolutionaries who fought against oppression or lost their lives defending our liberation.
Our efforts to exist peacefully and gain our liberation span centuries. As the future unfolds, we know one thing is certain - we must never forget we are more powerful when we work together.