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New Greater Straightway Baptist Church originally a Byzantine-Moorish style synagogue. Pennsylvania Philadlephia
Fresh Prince of Bel Air Playground, from show intro, with Will Smith Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Trenton Speedway on Site of Grounds for Sculptor; Concerts; Black Driver New Jersey Hamilton Township
Cadillac Club, where Aretha sang, was here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Did Jackie Robinson sell suits at this Sears? New York Brooklyn
Bensalem African Methodist Episcopal Church Pennsylvania Bensalem
The Royal Theater on South Street, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Philadelphia
The Murder of Dr. Chapman Pennsylvania Bensalem
Crispus Attucks Hotel Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Montgomery Square United Methodist Church (former site) Pennsylvania North Wales
Where Baratunde Thurston Grew Up District of Columbia Washington
Angry Mobs Formed When 1st Black Family Moved In, 1957 Pennsylvania Levittown
Tippin Inn (on the chitterlin' circuit) New Jersey Berlin Township
Solomon Burke's Grade School Pennsylvania Philadelphia
The Lazaretto - Philadelphia's Ellis Island [& Slave Ships from Guinea Forced to Land Here] Pennsylvania Essington
The Home of Sun Ra and His Arkestra Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Arthur Miller lived here. (& it was a stop on the Underground Railroad) New York Brooklyn
A 24/7 Barber Shop in Atlanta Georgia Atlanta
Joe Frazier's Gym Needs Preservation Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Fugitive Slaves Buried Here - Ft. Washington, PA Pennsylvania Maple Glen
Underground Railroad Stop, Ft. Washington, PA Pennsylvania Maple Glen
Martin Luther King Jr. Spoke Here - SJU Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Big Band Paradise - Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown, PA Pennsylvania Pottstown
Crawley Wood Shop, circa 1950 Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Dr. Charles A. Tindley's Church - grew up in slave family. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital was here. (Gertrude Bustill) Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Black Doctor of the Pines had his office here. New Jersey Medford
Denzel Washington used this library to research a role. New York New York
Hidden Potters Field in Philly's Germantown Section Pennsylvania Philadelphia
The Nest - A Jazz Speakeasy - Was Here New York New York
Tillie Fripp's - Fats Waller Was House Pianist New York New York
Edith's Clam House - A Jazz Speakeasy - Was Here New York New York
Mexico's - Duke Ellington's Favorite Jazz Speakasy - Was Here New York New York
Brownie's - A Jazz Speakeasy - Was Here New York New York
Log Cabin - Billie Holiday Sang Here New York New York
Pine Forge Mansion - a stop on the Underground Railroad Pennsylvania Pine Forge
Jackie Robinson, #42, Lived Here New York Brooklyn
South Jersey Church An Underground Railroad Stop New Jersey Swedesboro
Po' Monkey's - An Authentic Blues Juke Joint Mississippi Merigold
Red's Lounge - An Authentic Blues Juke Joint Mississippi Clarksdale
Gip's Place - An Authentic Juke Joint Alabama Bessemer
Teddy's Juke Joint - An Authentic Blues Juke Joint Louisiana Zachary
Ground Zero Blues Club - Morgan Freeman's Place Mississippi Clarksdale
African-American Church's Burial Ground Under This Playground Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Mural of Julius Irving, Dr. J, on the wall of this property. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Basketball Legend Julius Erving Grew Up Here New York Roosevelt
Folk Artist Clementine Hunter Lived and Painted Here Louisiana Melrose
Folk Artist Clementine Hunter Was Born Here Louisiana Cloutierville
Octavius V. Catto was assassinated here, 1871. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Headquarters of Pythian (African American) Baseball Club Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Malcolm X lived here - East Elmhurst New York Queens
Were there slave auctions at this Camden, NJ, park? New Jersey Camden
Cameo-Parkway Records was here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Artist Horace Pippin is buried here. Pennsylvania West Chester
President Obama frequents this West Mount Airy home. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Mandela Mural In Philadelphia Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Historic (black history) YMCA; Wilt Chamberlain played here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Seminal Blues Genius L.V. Thomas Was Born Here Texas Houston
Church of Blues Genius L.V. Thomas Texas Houston
Seminal Blues Genius L.V. Thomas Lived Here Texas Houston
Seminal Blues Genius L.V. Thomas Was Buried Here Texas Houston
Seminal Blues Genius Geeshie Wiley Lived Here Texas Houston
Downbeat Jazz Club was here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
WPA Studio was here, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Philadlephia
The Great Negro Mart was here. Tennessee Memphis
Slavery marker removed by county in Haddon Heights, NJ New Jersey Haddon Heights
Historical Buildings at Lincoln University to be Demolished? Pennsylvania Lincoln University
KKK crashed services of this Lansdale, PA, church, 1925. Pennsylvania Lansdale
Cross-burning on front lawn of Lansdale, PA, home, c. 1923. Pennsylvania Lansdale
Old Philly Street Gang, Tenderlines, would meet here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Original Latin Casino was here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
President Obama's Beach in Hawaii Hawaii Honolulu
Underground tunnels at Neshaminy State Park? [Underground Railroad - Black Alice?, See Comments] Pennsylvania Bensalem
Louis Armstrong played at this Philly Club. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Louis Armstrong played Click Club in Philly; Longest Bar Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Record Company for the Delfonics was here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Leadbelly lived here. New York New York
Historic Church That Resisted Segregation - Devon, PA Pennsylvania Devon
Michelle Obama grew up here. Illinois Chicago
2nd Stop of police van in Freddie Gray death case. Maryland Baltimore
Where B.B. King named Lucille, his guitar. Arkansas Twist
First Rock Song Written Here; Bessie Smith Died Here Mississippi Clarksdale
Abandoned African American Cemetery in Marple Township, PA Pennsylvania Marple Township
All-black beach was here - 1900 thru early 1950s. New Jersey Atlantic City
Church on Underground Railroad, Invited KKK to Worship Pennsylvania Norristown
Oldest Still Active Black-Social Club in U.S.; B.B. King Played Here Pennsylvania West Chester
Trenton Teen Radazz Hearns Shot by Police Here New Jersey Trenton
School of Mary Anna Longstreth was here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Elks Center : Rich in African American, Jazz, Punk Rock History Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Villa Joseph Marie, a stop on the Underground Railroad? Pennsylvania Holland
First Major African-American Office Building in Philly Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Important Area in Croydon, PA, for Black History Pennsylvania Croydon
Home of Free African James Oronoko Dexter was here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Bill Traylor's Second Exhibition Was Here New York Bronx
William Penn Inn, part of the Underground Railroad Pennsylvania Wynnewood
Composer Julius Eastman was homeless here. New York New York
Episcopal church was stop on Underground Railroad. Pennsylvania Elkins Park
Hillary Clinton had meeting at this church. [Second oldest black church in U.S. Longest held real estate by African Americans.] Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Maya Angelou lived here. New York New York
Pres. Obama and Michelle Obama had their first date here. Illinois Chicaco
The Obamas had their wedding reception here. Illinois Chicaco
Julian Abele designed gates here. Pennsylvania Haverford
Julian Abele designed Rocky Steps . Pennsylvania Philadelphia
First female AME preacher, Jarena Lee, is buried here. New Jersey Lawnside
Old Covered Wagon Inn (Basie; Ellington; Nixon) to be replaced by a CVS? Pennsylvania Wayne
Site of 1887 Murder - Hannah Mary Tabbs Story Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Octavius V. Catto lived in a home on this site. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Dox Thrash, Samuel J. Brown Jr., had a studio here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
African American Defied Custom, Attempted to Board Trolley Here Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Michael Jackson, other celebs, had hair cut here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Martha Lou's Kitchen for original slow food. South Carolina Charleston
Eric Clapton bought blues great Skip James the home here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Magnolia House: hotel was in The Negro Motorist Green Book: 1940 Pennsylvania West Chester
Racial Divide at 1948 Democratic Convention Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Martin Luther King, Jr., Stayed Here in 1950 New Jersey Camden
Pub that started Martin Luther King Jr.'s Civil Rights Crusade New Jersey Maple Shade
Fays Theater (a Jim Crow theater), in West Philadelphia Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Jazz Greats Brubeck, Parker and Prysock Lived Here (& Bob Perkins) Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Ebenezer A.M.E. Church - with graveyard, needs help. Pennsylvania Frazer
Oldest Black Church in U.S. started here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
A.V. Barkley Funeral Home, Photographed by John W. Mosley Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Duke Ellington and Cootie Williams Photographed Here Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Once-obscured African American Cemetery Is Here New Jersey Hainesport
What was oldest black-owned business in Philly was here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Former Oldest Black-Owned Business in Philly Was Here Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Richie Allen owned a store here, Richie Allen's Dugout. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Dick Allen the baseball player lived here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Baseball Slugger Dick Allen in Bar Fight Here Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Patrick Bolton, in Dick Allen Controversy, Lived Here Pennsylvania Hatboro
Gansta Rap originated here (via Schoolly D) Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Pearl Bailey was a waitress at a jazz club here (has mural). Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Slaves Sold Here, Center City, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Site of fatal shooting of Tupac Shakur. Nevada Las Vegas
Springsteen bought clothing here. New Jersey Asbury Park
Entertainment Greats Appeared at Rendezvous Room When It Was Here Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Cameo-Parkway Records started in basement here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Writer David Quammen grew up here; Underground Railroad ran on same street. Ohio Cincinnati
Don Lemon was racially profiled at Tower Records here, said lawsuit. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
African American activist Layle Lane's LaCitadelle was here. Pennsylvania Doylestown
Water Buffalo, an allegedly racial incident, occurred here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
KKK Activity Here in Early Seventies (Richlieu Gardens) Pennsylvania Bensalem
P.T. Barnum exhibited 161-year-old slave here. New York New York
Bill Cosby played drums with jazz band here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Method Man and U-God worked at Statue of Liberty New York New York
Early Hip-Hop Downstairs Here, 1981(Club Negril) New York New York
Beat Street, hip-hop/graffiti movie, was filmed here. New York New York