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August 10, 2019

Two years ago a post on this blog drew the relationship between two US landmarks in the  history of tennis - the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island and the home  of Robert Walter Johnson in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Hall of Fame resurre...

December 14, 2018

Gilded Age, Madam C.J. Walker, Villa Lewaro, historic architecture, historic cities, Richelieu Dennis, Sundial Brands, self-made millionaire, Irvington, New York

August 30, 2018

"Part of the school's ongoing efforts to address its historical reliance on slavery"

Public and private institutions across the United States (most notably in former slave-holding states along the Atlantic seaboard, particularly in the south) have been making strides to...

May 7, 2018

Home of the first female and first black female self-made millionaire in the United States

Villa Lewaro stands in Irvington, New York as yet another architectural symbol of Gilded Age fortunes, such as those found elsewhere along the Hudson River and in such storied pla...

November 29, 2017

"The African-American teen’s brutal 1955 death helped galvanize America’s Civil Rights Movement"

Current efforts in Chicago to protect Emmett Till’s boyhood home as a landmark join a growing list of studies, proposals, and other programs to add important Civil Rights si...

November 17, 2017

A $25 million “action fund” that will be used to “address critical funding gaps for the preservation of African American historical sites.”

Newport is primarily known today for its spectacular summer cottages such as The BreakersThe ElmsMarble HouseRosecliff, and...

September 26, 2017

“Ms. Miner, a white woman from New York, moved to the District of Columbia to open the school in the early 1850s. It burned down in 1860, the result of an arson attack. “

Brewery to Concert Hall

President Eisenhower signed National Cultural Center Act in 1958 to fund a c...

August 29, 2017

Newport is primarily known today for its spectacular summer cottages such as The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House, Rosecliff, and others from America’s Gilded Age, which are now operated as museums by The Preservation Society of Newport County. But Newport also contain...

August 21, 2017

When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on the Mall in Washington, DC in 2016, it immediately became one of the most visited of the 20 museums that comprise the Smithsonian Institution. By the end of July 2017, the museum counted 1.5 mil...

August 13, 2017

Under the National Historic Landmarks Program, the National Park Service has developed a series of initiatives designed to identify, protect, and interpret sites that represent a fuller picture of the complicated history of the United States. In the past few years, the...

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