Harlem’s Elise Johnson McDougald, The First African-American Woman Principal In NYC Public Schools, 1885 – 1971

Elise Johnson McDougald, October 13, 1885 – June 10, 1971, aka Gertrude Elise McDougald Ayer, was an American educator, writer, activist and first African-American woman principal in New York City public schools. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with…

The Classical Theater Of Harlem, Lincoln Center, BAM, And Others Take Big Steps With Little Amal’s Walk-In NY

St. Ann’s Warehouse and The Walk Productions today announced plans to bring Amal, the internationally celebrated 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old refugee Syrian girl, to New York City September 14 – October 2, 2022. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.