“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 [...]
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 [...]