African American History

Subject Statesort descending City
Gip's Place - An Authentic Juke Joint Alabama Bessemer
Where B.B. King named "Lucille," his guitar. Arkansas Twist
Where Baratunde Thurston Grew Up District Of Columbia Washington
A 24/7 Barber Shop in Atlanta Georgia Atlanta
President Obama's Beach in Hawaii Hawaii Honolulu
Pres. Obama and Michelle Obama had their first date here. Illinois Chicaco
The Obamas had their wedding reception here. Illinois Chicaco
Michelle Obama grew up here. Illinois Chicago
Folk Artist Clementine Hunter Was Born Here Louisiana Cloutierville
Teddy's Juke Joint - An Authentic Blues Juke Joint Louisiana Zachary
Folk Artist Clementine Hunter Lived and Painted Here Louisiana Melrose
"2nd Stop" of police van in Freddie Gray death case. Maryland Baltimore
Red's Lounge - An Authentic Blues Juke Joint Mississippi Clarksdale
First Rock Song Written Here; Bessie Smith Died Here Mississippi Clarksdale
Po' Monkey's - An Authentic Blues Juke Joint Mississippi Merigold
Ground Zero Blues Club - Morgan Freeman's Place Mississippi Clarksdale
Pub that started Martin Luther King Jr.'s Civil Rights Crusade New Jersey Maple Shade
All-black beach was here - 1900 thru early 1950s. New Jersey Atlantic City
Were there slave auctions at this Camden, NJ, park? New Jersey Camden
First female AME preacher, Jarena Lee, is buried here. New Jersey Lawnside
South Jersey Church An Underground Railroad Stop New Jersey Swedesboro
Tippin Inn (on the chitterlin' circuit) New Jersey Berlin Township
Springsteen bought clothing here. New Jersey Asbury Park
Slavery marker removed by county in Haddon Heights, NJ New Jersey Haddon Heights
Martin Luther King, Jr., Stayed Here in 1950 New Jersey Camden
Once-obscured African American Cemetery Is Here New Jersey Hainesport
Trenton Teen Radazz Hearns Shot by Police Here New Jersey Trenton
Muhammad Ali lived here, in Cherry Hill, NJ. New Jersey Cherry Hill
"Black Doctor of the Pines" had his office here. New Jersey Medford
Site of fatal shooting of Tupac Shakur. Nevada Las Vegas
Edith's Clam House - A Jazz Speakeasy - Was Here New York New York
Composer Julius Eastman was homeless here. New York New York
Denzel Washington used this library to research a role. New York New York
Mexico's - Duke Ellington's Favorite Jazz Speakasy - Was Here New York New York
Leadbelly lived here. New York New York
Jackie Robinson, #42, Lived Here New York Brooklyn
Birthplace of Hip Hop New York Bronx
Brownie's - A Jazz Speakeasy - Was Here New York New York
Basketball Legend Julius Erving Grew Up Here New York Roosevelt
Bill Traylor's Second Exhibition Was Here New York Bronx
Arthur Miller lived here. (& it was a stop on the Underground Railroad) New York Brooklyn
P.T. Barnum exhibited "161-year-old" slave here. New York New York
The Nest - A Jazz Speakeasy - Was Here New York New York
Log Cabin - Billie Holiday Sang Here New York New York
Malcolm X lived here - East Elmhurst New York Queens
Maya Angelou lived here. New York New York
Tillie Fripp's - Fats Waller Was House Pianist New York New York
Writer David Quammen grew up here; Underground Railroad ran on same street. Ohio Cincinnati
Record Company for the Delfonics was here. Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Pine Forge Mansion - a stop on the Underground Railroad Pennsylvania Pine Forge


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