Feb 23rd in N.Y.C. History
Posted: Feb 23, 2013 | 12:51 AM
1868: W.E.B. DuBois, of 31 Grace Court in Brooklyn Heights, the sociologist and writer who co-founded the N.A.A.C.P. was born. He died in 1963.
We visit his home on my Brooklyn Heights walking tour.
1967: A Congressional panel recommended censure for longtime Harlem Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, "Mr. Civil Rights." Powell had been accused of misusing public funds.
We explore the legacies of ACP on Harlem walking tours.
2002: Norah Jones, pride of Brooklyn, won five Grammies for the album "Come Away With Me."