Tag: Myrtle Avenue Black History

Myrtle Black History: Music in the Greene [Part 1]

Doo Wop: Black (Music) In the Greene – Part 1 by Carl Hancock-Rux In her memoir, African American activist and former Black Panther party member, Assata Shakur, recalls a Brooklyn…

Myrtle Black History Spotlight: Sarah Garnet

A Seat At the Table: Sarah Garnet by Carl Hancock Rux Winter’s civil twilight burnished the East River of Wallabout Bay, bringing a fresh wet cold inland off the semicircular…

Myrtle Black History Spotlight: DR. Susan McKinney

MARRIED TO MEDICINE: THE LEGACY of DR. SUSAN SMITH McKINNEY STEWARD by Carl Hancock Rux Harlem Renaissance writer and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston once famously wrote, “Research is formalized curiosity….

Lewis Latimer & The Invention Of Electric Light

“Like the light of the sun, it beautifies all things on which it shines, and is no less welcome in the palace than in the humblest homes” – Lewis Latimer…

Black to School: The History of Colored School No.1

COLORED SCHOOL No. 1 By Carl Hancock Rux “No great amount of research is required to find that one of the chief reasons for the intelligent and aggressive action of…