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 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”
George Keyes (1845-1980) was one of the most prominent and respected African Amerincan Men and Civil War Veteran in Scranton…
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.
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.”
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.
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.
TODAY IN WOMEN’S HISTORY: Mrs. Clarence Bergen discusses “The Role of Negro Women in American Life” 1951
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…… Read more “13-year-old Black Boy was almost hanged…TWICE (1894)”