Green-Wood cemetery will be offering a cemetery trolley tour on Saturday, February 10 at 10 a.m. focused on Black Brooklynites.
This tour, led by Green-Wood’s Education and Public Programs Coordinator, will examine the life and accomplishments of many prominent Black Brooklynites who were pioneers in diverse fields from art to activism, music to medicine, realty to Wall Street.
You’ll visit the monuments of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the innovative artist of the 1970s and 80s; Grace Nail Johnson and James Weldon Johnson, civil rights activists and prominent participants in the Harlem Renaissance; Elizabeth Gloucester, a wealthy abolitionist who supported the Underground Railroad; and others who made lasting marks in the struggle for progress. The tour will provide an opportunity to learn about the contributions of these individuals and their impact on Brooklyn’s history.
The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. To register, go to: https://www.green-wood.com/event/black-brooklynites-pioneers-progress-trolley-tour/