BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS (Marketplace at Steamtown- Second Floor, 300 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton) Feb. 28: Open Mic Night & Closing Reception - 5:30-8:30 pm Feb. 26: Pinot & Paint Noir - Sip and Paint workshop with artist Travis Prince. 6:30-8:00pm Feb. 24: Super Soul Sunday Book Club: Becoming -  @ 1:00pm- 3:00pm Feb.19: Underground Microphone: Black [...]

Newspaper Clippings

Newspaper clippings have afforded a glimpse into the Black Life as both a community and culture dating back to late 1880s. These excerpts collected for Local and Regional newspaper outlets courtesy of local and national archives such as Lackawanna Historical Society, Scranton, PA; Albright Memorial Library of Scranton, PA; Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg PA; and


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Louise Tanner Brown (1883-1955)

Photograph featured in the Journal of Negro Life, 1930 Louise Tanner Brown was a born in Beaver, Pa in 1883. Grew up in Pittsburgh, and later moved to Scranton while her father Rev. Richard Tanner was a pastor at Bethel AME Church. Mrs. Brown lived her life in Scranton as successful businesswoman, early activist in [...]

Making History with a Pop- Up Exhibit

Opening Night of BSP's Black History Month Exhibition "Remembering and Understanding the Heritage of Black Scrantonians" Black Scranton Project's Pop-Up Exhibition If you were not at our opening reception inside the Marketplace at Steamtown on First Friday to kick of Black History Month, then you missed out on a monumental evening! Friday night was disrespectfully [...]