BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATED IN CYPRESS HILLS
Jackie Robinson, first African American to enter Major League Baseball. Arturo Schomburg, collector of African American history and cultural artifacts. Nella Larsen, noted writer from the Harlem Renaissance. Charlotte Ray, first African American woman lawyer. James McCune Smith, first African American to earn a medical degree.
What do they have in common? They're all buried right here, in Brooklyn, New York at the Cypress Hills Cemetery.
Come walk through history in a special event sponsored by New York State Assemblyman Darryl C. Towns, The Cypress Hills Cemetery, The Brooklyn Public Library, Total Transportation, and HealthFirst.
We'll meet at the Arlington Library. From there the buses leave at 1:00PM and will take everyone to the Cypress Hills Cemetery, where cemetery staff and noted Cypress Hills Cemetery historians Stephen C Duer and Allan B Smith will conduct a tour of over a dozen grave sites. We’ll return to the library by bus for a special presentation, discussion, and refreshments.
Children under 18 that wish to attend without a parent or guardian require a permission slip. Contact the office of Assemblyman Towns for a copy ASAP.
For more information call (718) 235-5627 or click here to download a copy of the flyer in PDF. You can also find the event on Facebook by searching for BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN CYPRESS HILLS.
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