Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered this speech speaking to students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, nine years after he was stabbed in Harlem, NY in 1958. Continue Reading →
Yasuke (variously rendered as 弥助 or 弥介, 彌助 or 彌介 in different sources.) was a retainer of African origin who served under the Sengoku Period Japanese daimyō Oda Nobunaga. Continue Reading →
Author’s note: Published reports and records vary about the spelling of Kennedy’s first name. According to descendants her name was spelled Naomie.
Since moving to Inwood I’d heard stories of an almost mythical figure known only as Princess Naomie, who, in the 1930’s, took up residence near the old tulip tree in Inwood Hill Park. Continue Reading →