Finding Traces of Harriet Tubman on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

A historian marks the 200th birthday of a fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad with a visit to her birthplace, only to learn how climate change is washing away memories of “the ultimate outdoors woman.”

#black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #content-type-personal-profile, #maryland, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #slavery-historical, #travel-and-vacations, #tubman-harriet, #underground-railroad-19th-century

The Staten Island House Where Black History Lives

A 90-year-old former schoolteacher’s collection includes Muhammad Ali’s boxing shoes and Tuskegee Airmen headgear — but it also features Ku Klux Klan toys.

#aaron-hank, #ali-muhammad, #auctions, #black-people, #brown-james-1933-2006, #brown-john-1800-59, #buffett-howard-g, #calloway-cab, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #collectors-and-collections, #coltrane-john, #du-bois-w-e-b, #ellington-duke, #frazier-joe-1944-2011, #guernseys, #louis-joe, #mariners-harbor-staten-island-ny, #meaders-elizabeth, #paige-satchel, #parks-rosa, #robinson-jackie, #sifford-charlie, #slavery-historical, #underground-railroad-19th-century

On a Kentucky Riverbank, a Path to Remembrance

Hannah Drake’s Un(Known) Project in Louisville is both a memorial to enslaved people whose stories will never be uncovered, and a challenge to unearth narratives hidden in attics and archives.

#art, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #hannah-drake, #louisville-ky, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #slavery-historical, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #underground-railroad-19th-century

The Stealth Sticker Campaign to Expose New York’s History of Slavery

Peter Stuyvesant was an enslaver. So were other prominent New Yorkers whose names are all over the city.

#black-people, #slavery-historical, #stuyvesant-peter, #underground-railroad-19th-century

Archaeologists Solve a Decades-Old Harriet Tubman Mystery

State and federal officials announced on Tuesday that they had located the site of the Maryland cabin where the Underground Railroad conductor lived as a young adult.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #harriet-tubman-underground-railroad-visitor-center-church-creek-md, #humanities, #larson-kate-clifford-1958, #maryland, #maryland-department-of-transportation, #slavery-historical, #tubman-harriet, #underground-railroad-19th-century

Cuomo Polls: Governor Finds Public Support in Spite of Scandals

About half of the registered voters surveyed said they believed that Gov. Andrew Cuomo could still effectively lead New York.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #downtown-brooklyn-brooklyn-ny, #governors-us, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landmarks-preservation-commission, #mccray-chirlane, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #underground-railroad-19th-century

Poll Finds Public Support for Cuomo in Spite of Scandals

About half of the registered voters surveyed said they believed that the governor could still effectively lead New York.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #downtown-brooklyn-brooklyn-ny, #governors-us, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landmarks-preservation-commission, #mccray-chirlane, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #underground-railroad-19th-century

Rescuing an Off Off Broadway Theater With a Storied Past

Preservationists hope to save the 13th Street Repertory Company building, with a little help from the Underground Railroad.

#13th-street-repertory-co, #black-people, #fifteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #landmarks-preservation-commission, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #theater, #underground-railroad-19th-century

A Monument Honoring Brooklyn Abolitionists Stalls Under Scrutiny

Activists say a proposed project is too abstract for a time when Black New Yorkers are eager to see figures that look like them among the city’s statues.

#black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lee-shawne, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rasheed-kameelah-janan, #she-built-nyc, #slavery-historical, #underground-railroad-19th-century, #willoughby-square-park-brooklyn-ny, #women-and-girls

Preserving New York’s Ties to the Underground Railroad

Safe houses and other structures used in the fight against slavery were often clandestine, and survivors today can be difficult to document. But there’s a 19th-century house in Washington Heights …

#brooklyn-nyc, #demolition, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #landmarks-preservation-commission, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #slavery-historical, #underground-railroad-19th-century, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

Who Tore Down This Frederick Douglass Statue?

President Trump and others have speculated about why vandals destroyed a Rochester, N.Y., statue of the prominent Black abolitionist even as protests against systemic racism continue.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #brooks-cornell-william, #douglass-frederick, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #slavery-historical, #trump-donald-j, #underground-railroad-19th-century, #vandalism