On This Day: 1983

The following is the true, previously untold, story of what happened on this day in the history of black America.

Colorblind was a 1983 charity concert, headlined by Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. Held at Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium, the concert was considered a success, raising over two-hundred dollars (a lot of money in 1983) for ‘Dark World’, a charity that raised funds for visually-impaired African American children. There was some controversy regarding the impromptu fireworks display, put on by the City of Philadelphia, with some commentators complaining that the display was wasted on the mostly blind audience.
During an interview some months later, Stevie Wonder was asked to comment on the on the concert. “I didn’t see anything wrong with the fireworks, but then, I wouldn’t have.”

This is satire and is not intended to offend anyone. If you believe this is in any way racist, please contact me on Twitter to discuss why you don’t agree with this post.

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