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The Bronx River’s African-American Heritage

Friday, February 22, 2013

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

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Join us for a free talk featuring African-American New York history from the era of Dutch Colonialism to the present. The talk will be led by Morgan Powell, a Community Researcher with the Bronx African American History Project and the founder of Bronx River Sankofa on You Tube and Facebook.

Morgan Powell will highlight African-American women to the sound of a century of great music. Featured women include: Jessye Norman, opera singer. Lorraine Hansberry, award winning playwright. Ilyassa Shabazz, CUNY executive & Malcolm X daughter. Bricktop & A’lelia Walker, financiers to the Harlem Renaissance. Tanya Fields & Majora Carter, nationally known environmental activists, The Chiffons & Celia Cruz, musical icons, and many more. Come see and hear answers through new research featured in the New York Daily News and cited in the New York Times.


Poe Park Visitor Center in Poe Park Accessible
2640 Grand Concourse
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