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…… Read more “Louise Tanner Brown (1883-1955)”
Game Changers: Pennsylvania Women Who Made History
The exhibit, entitled Game Changers: Pennsylvania Women who made history, showcases 32 Pennsylvania women who made a significant impact over the last century. One of those 32 women was a Black Scrantonian.
Making History with a Pop- Up Exhibit
Opening Night of BSP’s Black History Month Exhibition “Remembering and Understanding the Heritage of Black Scrantonians” Black Scranton Project’s Pop-Up Exhibition If you were not at our…… Read more “Making History with a Pop- Up Exhibit”
Questions for Mayor Cognetti Open to Public
Click here to write a question or concern you would like to have addressed to Mayor Paige Cognetti.
In Response to the University of Scranton:
JUNE 04, 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Black Scranton Project recently discovered an additional student at The University of Scranton, who had posted racist comments on…… Read more “In Response to the University of Scranton:”
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,…… Read more “Negro History Week in Scranton, 1954”
There Was No More Faithful Veteran To The Cause Than He, GEORGE KEYES.
George Keyes (1845-1980) was one of the most prominent and respected African Amerincan Men and Civil War Veteran in Scranton…
This Day in History… “Group Gathers for Meeting on Negro Plight”
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.
BLACK (history of) SCRANTON
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…… Read more “Juneteenth.”
This Day in History: May 29, 1926 – Klan Parade.
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…… Read more “This Day in History: May 29, 1926 – Klan Parade.”
Muhammad Ali in Scranton, 1981
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.