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The area in New York City referred to as Harlem has existed under its current name for about 360 years.
Usually, with these historical profiles, I try to be as succinct as possible and focus on just the relevant Black History. But, to understand Harlem’s present and put it in context, we need at least an overview of it’s more distant and complete past.

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Given Montgomery’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, there are a lot of historic sites throughout the city. I didn’t have enough time to see all of the museums and historical sites during my first visit. But I recently made a second visit and got to see some of the places that I missed on my previous trip.

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District was designated as a National Historic Site in 1974 and became a National Historical Park in 2018. Something to understand about the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park is that it’s not your typical national park. Rather the park consists of a part of the Sweet Auburn neighborhood where Dr. King grew up. There’s some outdoor greenspace as well as art installations and monuments but the bulk of the exhibitions are indoors and spread across multiple buildings.

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Media YouTube Video Podcast Episode Show Notes To give you a bit of background my mother’s family is from the South American country Guyana. When I speak to a lot…

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Located on Auburn Avenue, the Apex Museum focuses on local Black history and details the story of Atlanta’s historically black Sweet Auburn Avenue neighborhood. Atlanta is located in the South and the museum certainly doesn’t shy away from the city’s controversial past. But what sets the museum apart from others is that it is completely focused on the history and experiences of Black people from a Black perspective.

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