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 [...]
Sept 07: Welcoming Scranton - A Celebration of Neighbors & Community, 3:00-6:00pm. Connor's Park, 515 Orchard St, Scranton, Pa. Sept 06: Small Space Pop-Up @ First Friday. 5:30pm-8:00pm - The Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton. Aug 02: First Friday: Black Scranton Art by Travis Prince and Glynis Johns at The Garden Mediterranean Restaurant July [...]
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 Newspapers.com
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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.
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 [...]
“Negro Week Program Set” at the Progressive Center back in 1954, in cooperation with celebrations across the country. "'Negro Week' Program Set" -Scrantonian Tribune, Scranton PA, page 4, Feb. 14, 1954. 66 years ago the Progressive Center in Scranton organized educational displays focused on the contributions of African Americans. The Scranton Public library even [...]
George Keyes (1845-1980) was one of the most prominent and respected African Amerincan Men and Civil War Veteran in Scranton...
On this day in history, FRI SEPT. 1968, Scranton was in debate over race. Fair housing legislations and introducing a Black History curriculum into the school district were hot topics.
August 11 - Black History of Scranton airs on PCNTV.
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.