ERIC Number: ED053008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Negro History Tour of Manhattan. Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies.
Harris, M. A.
A unique field trip guide, this brief book interrelates the history of Manhattan with that of the United States as these stories were affected by Black Americans. Obscure and famous landmarks in Manhattan serve as focal points for the narratives on people, places, events, institutions, and organizations from 1624 to the present. Beginning with Old New York, other sections of the "tour" are: City Hall, Greenwich Village, Union and Madison Squares, Times Square, Radio City, Central Park, and Harlem. Personalities discussed include Granville T. Woods, who won several patent suits against Thomas Edison, and Leo Pickney, the first American drafted for a foreign war. Places include the African Grove Theatre where whites had to sit in the balcony. Written with pride as well as humor, this guide can be used by those who have never been to nor will ever visit Manhattan. (DJB)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Black Businesses, Black Colleges, Black Community, Black Culture, Black Employment, Black History, Black Housing, Black Influences, Black Institutions, Black Leadership, Black Organizations, Black Studies, Field Trips, Social Studies, United States History
Greenwood Publishing Corporation, 211 East 43rd Street, New York, New York 10017 ($3.95)
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Identifiers: New York (New York)