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Bronx Black History: How Much Do You Know?


Did you know jazz greats Miles Davis and Duke Ellington are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery?  Were you aware that many Civil Rights Movement demonstrations occurred in the Bronx?  Can you name which two Black businesswomen were among the most reliable patrons of the Harlem Renaissance?  Would you like to hear about African American pioneers in the environmental movement?

Explore the joy of lifelong learning by looking at neighborhood parks and landmarks with the founder of Bronx River Sankofa, Morgan Powell. The Bronx River Sankofa celebrates the Bronx River’s African American heritage with free talks and walking tours. Morgan has created a spring series and I am sure there is a PowerPoint Talk or Walking Tour that works for you. These all new interactive PowerPoint talks and walking tour are designed for all ages. The walking tour also includes discussion of the local flora, fauna and architecture:

Poe Park Visitor’s Center PowerPoint Talk
Feb., 22, 2013 (Noon to 2 p.m.) 
2640 Grand Concourse near Fordham Road
Bronx, New York 10458
Bronx Music Heritage Center Power Point Talk
Sat., Feb. 23 (6-7 p.m.) 
1303 Louis Nine Boulevard off Southern Boulevard
Bronx, New York 10459
Bronx Park Walking Tour sponsored by the Bronx River Alliance
Sat., March 9 (11 a.m.) 
Zimmerman’s Park (½ block N of Allerton Ave. btw Barker & Olinville Aves) 

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  1. Thanks so much for posting this Chuck. Folks can even find a March power point talk in Corona, Queens @ the following page under Events:


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