“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 [...]
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.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY- Dec 20, 1894, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Teenage boy named John Bird was tortured and falsely accused of murder. The assailants, two bigoted detectives assumed the worse of this black boy. According to this article published in the Scranton Tribune, "the boy knew nothing and says they hauled him up twice for several [...]
After being hit by a train, five-year-old Albert Turner was taken to the Lackawanna Hospital for surgery. Due to the severity of the incident, the little Albert's arm was amputated. During his recovery in the hospital the asked his doctor he could have a new arm-a white one. The little boy was offered the possibility of a prosthetic limb, but refused to accept unless the artificial arm was of a white complexion.