Today is Juneteenth. What a glorious day it is today for Pennsylvania (if you just ignore the rain)! Juneteenth. “June” and “Nineteenth.” The observance of Juneteenth dates to June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas, that all slaves were free. Despite Abraham Lincoln having issued the Emancipation Proclamation more than [...]
Some folks like to to believe that the Ku Klux Klan does not hold a legacy here in Scranton. But here is proof, that on this day down Lackawanna Avenue the Klan marched ostentatiously and unbothered in white ropes and pointed caps--a symbol of white supremacy, terrorism and hate. The only loosely implemented mandate given [...]
Muhammad Ali invited to city by former Mayoral Candidate Angelo Craig 1981 Muhammad Ali invited to city by former Mayoral Candidate Angelo Craig in 1981.
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 [...]
The exhibit, entitled Game Changers: Pennsylvania Women who made history, showcases 32 Pennsylvania women who made a significant impact over the last century. One of those 32 women was a Black Scrantonian.
TODAY IN WOMEN'S HISTORY: Mrs. Clarence Bergen discusses "The Role of Negro Women in American Life" 1951
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 [...]