Back in the 1970s in New York City, Black communities would throw block parties. They’d shut down their block, and a DJ- Short for “disc jockey”- would bring out a turntable and a box of records and play on the strett for everybody to dance. Given that this was the 1970s, most of what they played was funk and disco music.
I would have loved to have seen block parties like this. They sound like they were a lot of fun. I am also so inspired by the support they had for each other. There was no talk of competition. Everybody just lifted each other up. Something we can all aspire to.
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