Civil Rights for All Americans

July 2nd became a momentous occasion in American history when in 1964, president Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The event is considered one of the crowning …

Cyclone in New York City

 Exciting day today in New York City history!   On June 26, back in 1927, “The Cyclone” rollercoaster opened in Coney Island. For 25 cents New Yorkers experienced a whirlwind ride that is still popular today.   The Cyclone was declared a New York City landmark on July 12, 1988, and was placed on the …

Gateway to Harlem

The northern border of Central Park in Manhattan is a gateway to Harlem. On this virtual tour we creatively visualize the elements that make this a gateway to the cultural capital for people of African descent. Explore what Central Park makes available for Harlemites and visitors from all over the world.