Black History Culture : Memphis billboard implores black men to pull their pants up

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Black Culture,



    This got by me, its two (2) years old already ... (my old stomping grounds, Framily)



    Memphis billboard implores black men to pull their pants up

    A Memphis, Tenn., billboard paid for by a veteran of the Civil Rights movement, encourages young black men to pursue an education as an alternative to displaying their backsides




    A Memphis, Tennessee billboard, put up in 2013 urging young black men to drop the practice of "sagging" their pants is still making news.

    The billboard was created and paid for by a black businessman who fought “side-by-side” with Martin Luther King in the 1960s for black civil rights.

    It depicts a graduate in a cap and gown on one side and on the other the back view of a youth in sagging trousers bracket the words “Show your mind. Not your behind.” Insurance agent Fred Davis spent $6,000 on what he calls in an interview, “a rather expensive personal project.” ...

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    That's nice. You know, I can't believe that style has stayed around so long! I thought for sure when it was first a trend [ a fad] that it would soon die out. But to my surprise, it's been going on for decades. I just do not understand this style. It makes no sense to me.
     
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    I recall this. There was or maybe still is a television commercial that say's and show's the same thing. Great message.
     
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    You know what? I think it was the actua; billboard I saw while driving. There was a commercial on of all stations B.E.T. that ran a pretty good spot about staying in school. I will look and see what I can find about sagger commercial.
     
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    Okay, good deal, thanks.


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