Negro History Week in Scranton, 1954

“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 [...]

Little Negro Boy Begs for White Arm (1904)

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.