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Archived Since:October 30, 2008

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Striver’s Row | New York, NY

Photo by Kmf164, Creative Commons Strivers’ Row is three rows of townhouses in western Harlem, in the New York City borough of Manhattan on West 138th and West 139th between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Show More Summary

Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York, NY

Credit: Dennis InAmsterdam, Creative Commons License Built in 1808, the Abyssinian Baptist Church is New York’s oldest African American church with one of the largest black congregations in the U.S. with more than 10,000 members. ItShow More Summary

W.C. Handy Memphis Home & Museum, Memphis TN

William Christopher Handy (1873 – 1958) was a blues composer and musician. Widely known as the “Father of the Blues,” Handy remains among the most influential of American songwriters. Though he was one of many musicians who played the distinctively American form of music known as the blues, he is credited with giving it its […] The post W.C. Show More Summary

The Fist Memorial, Detroit MI

Photo Credit: Nicole Peterson The Monument to Joe Louis, known also as “The Fist”  is a memorial to the boxer at Detroit’s Hart Plaza. Dedicated on October 16, 1986, the sculpture, commissioned by Sports Illustrated magazine from the...Show More Summary

Apollo Theater | New York, NY

Credit: Hans Joachim Dudeck, Creative Commons License Considered by man as the  granddaddy of African American entertainment venues, the Apollo Theater originally operated as “Whites Only” theater from 1914 until it fell into disrepair and had to closed its doors during the early years of the Great Depression. Show More Summary

Studio Museum in Harlem | New York, NY

Since opening in a rented loft at Fifth Avenue and 125th Street in 1968, The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned recognition for its catalytic role in promoting the works of artists of African descent. The Museum’s Artist-in-Residence...Show More Summary

Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center | Baltimore, MD

More like a performing arts center than a museum, the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center primarily focuses on the local arts and cultural scene, featuring live jazz performances, recitals and music instruction. Exhibits...Show More Summary

Discover Paris! Tours

Discover Paris! serves independent travelers, private groups, and study abroad programs seeking to explore two distinctive cultural aspects of the City of Light. Explore African Diaspora Paris with their signature Entrée to Black Paris tours and activities or experience the best of epicurean Paris with gourmet walks and activities. Show More Summary

Geechee Kunda Cultural Center | Riceboro, GA

Located on a former rice and indigo plantation, the Geechee Kunda Cultural Center was founded by Jim and Pat Bacote as a means of contributing to efforts to preserve elements of African culture that exist in the Gola-Kissi (Geechee Kunda) lands of the Southeastern United States. Show More Summary

Anacostia Community Museum | Washington D.C.

Photo Credit: Anacostia Community Museum The Anacostia Community Museum, is the Smithsonian Institution’s museum of African American history and culture, primarily devoted to the identification, documentation and preservation of theShow More Summary

Support Good Bread Alley @ Kickstarter

A Gullah Healer Woman and an Afro-Cuban Priest forge a new world of magic & dreams in Jim Crow Miami. A play written by April Yvette Thompson, Good Bread Alley explores both the Afro Cuban and Gullah traditional music and dance forms that have been passed down to her from her family. Show More Summary

Follow the North Star Place | Indianapolis IN

Become a runaway on the Underground Railroad, fleeing from captivity, risking everything for freedom. Follow the North Star plays out as an intense, living drama where guests become actors on a 200-acre stage, running from slave hunters and working together to navigate the Underground Railroad to freedom. Show More Summary

Baton Rouge Blues Festival | Baton Rouge, LA

Originating in 1981, the Baton Rouge Blues Festival is one of the oldest blues festivals in America, first held on the campus of Southern University. The festival honors the legend of home-grown blues artists like Slim Harpo, Rudy Richard,...Show More Summary

16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham AL

Photo Credit: John Morse, Creative Commons During the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church served as an organizational headquarters, site of mass meetings and rallying point for blacks protesting widespread institutionalized racism in Birmingham, Alabama and the South. Show More Summary

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Birmingham AL

Courtesy of the Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame honors legends in the world of jazz including Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Erskine Hawkins, Clarence “Pinetop” Smith, Sun Ra andShow More Summary

On Location: Memphis International Film & Music Fest | Memphis TN

The On Location: Memphis International Film  & Music Festival is a four-day event presented in March or April of each year. From the beginning, the festival has featured a rich variety of regional, American, and international films.Show More Summary

Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival, Memphis TN

The Grand Mosque of Bobo-Dioulasso, Bukina Faso by QVI, Creative Commons License Taking place during the third week in April in Robert R. Church Park and various locations along world famous Beale Street, the Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival features the arts and crafts, music, history and traditions of the African Diaspora. Show More Summary

The Ink Well | Santa Monica, CA

During the early 20th century, a section of the Santa Monica Beach referred to as the “Ink Well”  was one of the few areas in California where African Americans were allowed to enjoy beach access in a largely segregated society.  Located...Show More Summary

Alice Walker Driving Tour | Eatonton, GA

Alice Malsenior Walker, author of the award-winning novel “The Color Purple,” was born in Eatonton on February 9, 1944. Eatonton celebrates the author with the Alice Walker Driving Tour that takes you past several important places in Walker’s life. Show More Summary

Tampa Bay Blues Festival | St. Peterburg, FL

Snce 1995, some of the biggest names in blues music have taken the stage at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida on the scenic shores of Vinoy Park, including  such legends  such as Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, Taj...Show More Summary

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