There was a time when Rochester, N.Y. had it’s own “Black Wall Street” but it was known as the “Negro Business” or “Negro Business League” dating back to the 1920’s.
Today we celebrate, opera singer, Leontyne Price.
Regarded as the first major African – American feature filmmaker.
In 1899, brothers George & Willie Muse kidnapped as children and sold to the circus as a sideshow.
The first African-American fashion designer to gain national recognition. She was most famous for designing Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding dress in 1953.
An entire village in the middle of New York City , owned by Black people, was destroyed to build Central Park.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy this year’s Valentine’s Day love poem by Maya Angelou titled, Touched by an Angel.
The inventor of the carbon filament for the light bulb.
The Harlem Renaissance is recognized as the time between the end of World War I and the mid 1930s when there was a cultural, social, and artistic explosion in Harlem due to a huge wave of African Americans moving from the rural South to the urban North.