Historic Black Moments

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

Warm up:

20 cadence SSH, windmill, Michael Phelps, Rocketts, Arm circles forward & reverse, WMH’s

The Thang:

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!

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