Manhattan Express | Tag Archive | Underground Railroad

Home » Posts tagged with » Underground Railroad

Penn South Plaque Lauds the Bayard Rustin Legacy

Penn South Plaque Lauds the Bayard Rustin Legacy

BY WINNIE McCROY | With reverence for history and in high spirits for the occasion meant to mark it, a crowd of 200 gathered on the morning of Thurs., June 28 for a dedication ceremony unveiling a plaque to honor civil and gay rights activist Bayard Rustin (1912–1987). In addition to community groups and elected […]

Why Does New York Honor So Few Women in Monuments?

Why Does New York Honor So Few Women in Monuments?

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | The March weather was brisk, but with sunny skies the day mostly cooperated with the desire of participants to soak in the rare women who merited statuary recognition in New York. “I’m disgusted that every public dedication for bridges, roads, airports are named for men,” Vilma Nelson said of her reasons […]