Remember the 1970’s
The 1970’s was an unusual time. Memorable styles, music, and full of optimism.
With the 1960’s over, leaving behind the Vietnam War (it winded down in the 1970’s) and assassinations of popular leaders. The deaths of President Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, made everyone eager for a change, anxious for the 70’s. We all loved those blaxploitation films like Shaft, Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones, or music like disco, funk or the beginnings of hip-hop, the 1970’s were unique.
The politics of the 1970’s was at very least unusual. The President’s men spied and lied before he quit. Richard Nixon famously suggested that “the American people have got to know if their President is a crook”. Washington Post reporters, Woodward and Bernstein, were “hot” on the trail of administration officials that eventually went to jail. Never before in the history of the United States, had we seen the President quit. On August 9, 1974, Nixon resigned the office of President.
After loosing nearly 60,000 men and women in Vietnam, the United States just decided to forget the whole thing. After nearly twenty years the United States military officially left Vietnam on April 30, 1975. Our government, wrongly believed a military solution was needed to “push back” the growth of communism in Southeast Asia.
Then there was the auto industry. Once powerful, the world leading Detroit car industry saw the beginning of major changes. Two decades later, the once largest company in the world, General Motors was bankrupt. Fuel efficient Japanese cars was an answer to rapidly rising price of fuel.
Remember bell bottom pants and afros? The 70’s truly changed the world!
Our Ten Question Quiz (below), covers Black culture and events that effected the lives of the Black community. Try the quiz, try your chances, you either lived it or heard about it. The 70’s was a “big deal“.
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Question 1 of 10
From 1974 until 1979, this television show set in Chicago, was a spin of of the show Maude. The mother was named Florida. What show was that?Correct
Question 2 of 10
President Richard Nixon resigned from office to avoid impeachment because of __________ .Correct
Question 3 of 10
This music genre also had night clubs named the same. What was it called?Correct
Question 4 of 10
This baseball team won two world series’ in the 1970’s. Beating the Dodgers in both 1977 and 1978. Which team was that?Correct
Question 5 of 10
Starting in 1971, this musical variety show, created by Don Cornelius. what was that show?Correct
Question 6 of 10
This movie about a Black private detective was released in 1971. Yes, he was a bad mother.Correct
Question 7 of 10
Remember her 1973 black and silver Corvette Stingray? Tamara Dobson, was an undercover agent of the U.S. Government. What was the name of this movie?Correct
Question 8 of 10
Before the compact discs and compact cassettes, we listened to media recorded on _____________ .Correct
Question 9 of 10
In 1976, Alex Haley’s book Roots was made into a movie. Young Kunta Kinte one of Haley’s ancestors was played by _______ .Correct
Question 10 of 10
Rappers Delight, by the Sugar Hill Gang was recorded in 1979 and released in early 1980. The song is ranked #251 on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The three vocalists were, Big Bank Hank, Wonder Mike and _____________ .Correct
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