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Courtney Callender Playground

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

Manhattan

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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. He graduated from New York’s prestigious Stuyvesant High School in 1955, attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. for one year, and completed his education at the City College of New York, graduating in 1959.

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