Courtney Callender Playground

5 Ave., W. 130 St. To .W 131 St.


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This playground honors Courtney Callender (1937-1983), New York City’s first African American Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Affairs. 

Callender was born and raised in New York and went to the prestigious Stuyvesant High School. He attended Howard University for one year, and completed his education at the City College of New York, graduating in 1959. After college, Callender taught at the League School in Brooklyn, a non-profit institution that specializes in the education of children with psychiatric and developmental disabilities.

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