Michael Jackson Being A Global Icon
February 26, 2018

“Not just an American pop star but a global icon; not just an individual but part of a family. A black family – the kind you never saw in Britain during the early 70s. A counterpoint to the Osmonds or the Partridge Family that made sense on its own cultural terms. In our living room, my brothers and I would spin and shuffle to dance like him. When we were going out our mother would comb our hair high – until our scalps were on fire – so we could look like them.” – Gary Young, writing for The Guardian, on Michael’s position as the first Black superstar of the Civil Rights Era. #BlackHistoryMonth