Saturday, February 18th: The Bronx River’s Afro-American Heritage in 100 Golden Moments

The Bronx River’s Afro-American Heritage in 100 Golden Moments
Bronx Library Center (310 East Kingsbridge Rd., Bronx)

Did you know jazz artists Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Max Roach are buried in the same borough as the birth of Hip Hop – the Bronx? Would you like to see and hear portraits of Mid-Bronx leaders who rebuilt homes, parks and businesses? Did you know that an African-American created the Urban Park Rangers program? Would you like to see vintage images of early Bronx environmentalists? Great, come enjoy an illustrated talk on the story of African-American history as it has unfolded on both sides of the Bronx River. Morgan Powell, Bronx African-American History Project Community Researcher, will lead you on a virtual tour of communities and sites including Wakefield, Williamsbridge, Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwood, Bronxdale, West Farms, Crotona Park East, Bronx River, Longwood, Soundview and Hunts Point!

Hear about local leaders and neighborhood landmarks that bring the past to life in places you’ll never see the same again. This two hour presentation will give you a local African-American view onto many points in history from colonial pioneering to the impact of our nation’s first African-American EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Administrator on Bronx ecology today!