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Gip's Place - An Authentic Juke Joint Bessemer Alabama
Where B.B. King named Lucille, his guitar. Twist Arkansas
Where Baratunde Thurston Grew Up Washington District of Columbia
A 24/7 Barber Shop in Atlanta Atlanta Georgia
President Obama's Beach in Hawaii Honolulu Hawaii
Pres. Obama and Michelle Obama had their first date here. Chicaco Illinois
The Obamas had their wedding reception here. Chicaco Illinois
Michelle Obama grew up here. Chicago Illinois
Folk Artist Clementine Hunter Was Born Here Cloutierville Louisiana
Folk Artist Clementine Hunter Lived and Painted Here Melrose Louisiana
Teddy's Juke Joint - An Authentic Blues Juke Joint Zachary Louisiana
2nd Stop of police van in Freddie Gray death case. Baltimore Maryland
Red's Lounge - An Authentic Blues Juke Joint Clarksdale Mississippi
Ground Zero Blues Club - Morgan Freeman's Place Clarksdale Mississippi
First Rock Song Written Here; Bessie Smith Died Here Clarksdale Mississippi
Po' Monkey's - An Authentic Blues Juke Joint Merigold Mississippi
Slave pens were here, now Busch Stadium. St. Louis Missouri
Site of fatal shooting of Tupac Shakur. Las Vegas Nevada
Springsteen bought clothing here. Asbury Park New Jersey
Clarence Clemons, with the Broadways, Played Here Asbury Park New Jersey
All-black beach was here - 1900 thru early 1950s. Atlantic City New Jersey
Tippin Inn (on the chitterlin' circuit) Berlin Township New Jersey
Were there slave auctions at this Camden, NJ, park? Camden New Jersey
Martin Luther King, Jr., Stayed Here in 1950 Camden New Jersey
Enslaved people were sold here in 1818 by Judge Van Wickle. East Brunswick New Jersey
Slavery marker removed by county in Haddon Heights, NJ Haddon Heights New Jersey
Once-obscured African American Cemetery Is Here Hainesport New Jersey
Trenton Speedway on Site of Grounds for Sculptor; Concerts; Black Driver Hamilton Township New Jersey
First female AME preacher, Jarena Lee, is buried here. Lawnside New Jersey
Pub that started Martin Luther King Jr.'s Civil Rights Crusade Maple Shade New Jersey
Black Doctor of the Pines had his office here. Medford New Jersey
Bissett Pottery was here, circa 1878. Middlesex New Jersey
South Jersey Church An Underground Railroad Stop Swedesboro New Jersey
Trenton Teen Radazz Hearns Shot by Police Here Trenton New Jersey
Bill Traylor's Second Exhibition Was Here Bronx New York
Birthplace of Hip Hop Bronx New York
Arthur Miller lived here. (& it was a stop on the Underground Railroad) Brooklyn New York
Jackie Robinson, #42, Lived Here Brooklyn New York
Did Jackie Robinson sell suits at this Sears? Brooklyn New York
Jay-Z lived at and rapped about apartment here. Brooklyn New York
Denzel Washington used this library to research a role. New York New York
The Nest - A Jazz Speakeasy - Was Here New York New York
Tillie Fripp's - Fats Waller Was House Pianist New York New York
Edith's Clam House - A Jazz Speakeasy - Was Here New York New York
Mexico's - Duke Ellington's Favorite Jazz Speakasy - Was Here New York New York
Brownie's - A Jazz Speakeasy - Was Here New York New York
Log Cabin - Billie Holiday Sang Here New York New York
Leadbelly lived here. New York New York
Composer Julius Eastman was homeless here. New York New York
Maya Angelou lived here. New York New York
P.T. Barnum exhibited 161-year-old slave here. New York New York
Method Man and U-God worked at Statue of Liberty New York New York
Early Hip-Hop Downstairs Here, 1981(Club Negril) New York New York
Beat Street, hip-hop/graffiti movie, was filmed here. New York New York
Greatest Photo in Jazz Shot Here, Open Door Club New York New York
Thelonius Monk's "Nutty" recorded here - Five Spot New York New York
Malcolm X lived here - East Elmhurst Queens New York
Basketball Legend Julius Erving Grew Up Here Roosevelt New York
Writer David Quammen grew up here; Underground Railroad ran on same street. Cincinnati Ohio
Bensalem African Methodist Episcopal Church Bensalem Pennsylvania
The Murder of Dr. Chapman Bensalem Pennsylvania
Underground tunnels at Neshaminy State Park? [Underground Railroad - Black Alice?, See Comments] Bensalem Pennsylvania
KKK Activity Here in Early Seventies (Richlieu Gardens) Bensalem Pennsylvania
Important Area in Croydon, PA, for Black History Croydon Pennsylvania
Historic Church That Resisted Segregation - Devon, PA Devon Pennsylvania
African American activist Layle Lane's LaCitadelle was here. Doylestown Pennsylvania
Episcopal church was stop on Underground Railroad. Elkins Park Pennsylvania
The Lazaretto - Philadelphia's Ellis Island [& Slave Ships from Guinea Forced to Land Here] Essington Pennsylvania
Ebenezer A.M.E. Church - with graveyard, needs help. Frazer Pennsylvania
Patrick Bolton, in Dick Allen Controversy, Lived Here Hatboro Pennsylvania
Julian Abele designed gates here. Haverford Pennsylvania
Villa Joseph Marie, a stop on the Underground Railroad? Holland Pennsylvania
Martin Luther King Jr Spoke At This High School Kennett Square Pennsylvania
Birdland Music - owned by Charlie Parker's Son Lansdale Pennsylvania
KKK crashed services of this Lansdale, PA, church, 1925. Lansdale Pennsylvania
Cross-burning on front lawn of Lansdale, PA, home, c. 1923. Lansdale Pennsylvania
Frank Boston, African American, Founded Hospital Here in 1934 Lansdale Pennsylvania
Dr. Frank Boston, Black Founder of Lansdale Hospital in 1934, Had Office Here Lansdale Pennsylvania
Angry Mobs Formed When 1st Black Family Moved In, Levittown, 1957 Levittown Pennsylvania
Historical Buildings at Lincoln University to be Demolished? Lincoln University Pennsylvania
Fugitive Slaves Buried Here - Ft. Washington, PA Maple Glen Pennsylvania
Underground Railroad Stop, Ft. Washington, PA Maple Glen Pennsylvania
Abandoned African American Cemetery in Marple Township, PA Marple Township Pennsylvania
Church on Underground Railroad, Invited KKK to Worship Norristown Pennsylvania
William Henry Hastie Jr. died here. Norristown Pennsylvania
Montgomery Square United Methodist Church (former site) North Wales Pennsylvania
The Royal Theater on South Street, Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Crispus Attucks Hotel Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Solomon Burke's Grade School Philadelphia Pennsylvania
The Home of Sun Ra and His Arkestra Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Joe Frazier's Gym Needs Preservation Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Martin Luther King Jr. Spoke Here - SJU Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Crawley Wood Shop, circa 1950 Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Dr. Charles A. Tindley's Church - grew up in slave family. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital was here. (Gertrude Bustill) Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Hidden Potters Field in Philly's Germantown Section Philadelphia Pennsylvania
African-American Church's Burial Ground Under This Playground Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Mural of Julius Irving, Dr. J, on the wall of this property. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Octavius V. Catto was assassinated here, 1871. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Headquarters of Pythian (African American) Baseball Club Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Cameo-Parkway Records was here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
President Obama frequents this West Mount Airy home. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Mandela Mural In Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Historic (black history) YMCA; Wilt Chamberlain played here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Downbeat Jazz Club was here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Old Philly Street Gang, Tenderlines, would meet here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Original Latin Casino was here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Louis Armstrong played at this Philly Club. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Louis Armstrong played Click Club in Philly; Longest Bar Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Record Company for the Delfonics was here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
School of Mary Anna Longstreth was here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Elks Center : Rich in African American, Jazz, Punk Rock History Philadelphia Pennsylvania
First Major African-American Office Building in Philly Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Home of Free African James Oronoko Dexter was here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Hillary Clinton had meeting at this church. [Second oldest black church in U.S. Longest held real estate by African Americans.] Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Julian Abele designed Rocky Steps . Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Site of 1887 Murder - Hannah Mary Tabbs Story Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Octavius V. Catto lived in a home on this site. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Dox Thrash, Samuel J. Brown Jr., had a studio here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
African American Defied Custom, Attempted to Board Trolley Here Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Michael Jackson, other celebs, had hair cut here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Eric Clapton bought blues great Skip James the home here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Racial Divide at 1948 Democratic Convention Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Fays Theater (a Jim Crow theater), in West Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Jazz Greats Brubeck, Parker and Prysock Lived Here (& Bob Perkins) Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Oldest Black Church in U.S. started here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
A.V. Barkley Funeral Home, Photographed by John W. Mosley Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Duke Ellington and Cootie Williams Photographed Here Philadelphia Pennsylvania
What was oldest black-owned business in Philly was here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Former Oldest Black-Owned Business in Philly Was Here Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Richie Allen owned a store here, Richie Allen's Dugout. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Dick Allen the baseball player lived here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Baseball Slugger Dick Allen in Bar Fight Here Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Gansta Rap originated here (via Schoolly D) Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Pearl Bailey was a waitress at a jazz club here (has mural). Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Slaves Sold Here, Center City, Philadelphia Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Entertainment Greats Appeared at Rendezvous Room When It Was Here Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Cameo-Parkway Records started in basement here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Don Lemon was racially profiled at Tower Records here, said lawsuit. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Water Buffalo, an allegedly racial incident, occurred here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Bill Cosby played drums with jazz band here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Cadillac Club, where Aretha sang, was here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Fresh Prince of Bel Air Playground, from show intro, with Will Smith Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Fantasy Lounge Supper Club Was Here Philadelphia Pennsylvania
O'Jays Stayed Here Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Nina Simone was rejected by Curtis Institute of Music; received honorary degree. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
William Henry Hastie Jr. Lived Here Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Solomon Burke was born in a rowhouse here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Solomon Burke sold newspapers here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Solomon Burke had a car wash here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Solomon Burke panhandled here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Rapper Beanie Sigel's Elementary School, Art Deco Building Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Aqua Lounge (jazz) was here; most dangerous corner 2007. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Hotel Carlyle was in the Green Book. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Printmaker Dox Thrash lived here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Raymond Pace Alexander had law office here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
John S. Trower Building Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Dr. Frank Boston Lived Here When Corresponding With W.E.B. Du Bois Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Bar appeared in Schoolly D song and video - Parkside Inn. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
SEPTA stop appears in Schoolly D video. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Street signs appear on Schoolly D video. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Used to be a dry cleaners - New Hope of Deliverance Church Philadelphia Pennsylvania
ACME supermarket on site of Moyamensing Prison Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Paul Robeson's great-great-grandparents had a bakery here. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
WPA Studio was here, Philadelphia Philadlephia Pennsylvania
New Greater Straightway Baptist Church originally a Byzantine-Moorish style synagogue. Philadlephia Pennsylvania
Bessie Smith appeared at Wander Inn here. Philadlephia Pennsylvania
Rapper Beanie Sigel Named After This Street Philadlephia Pennsylvania
Burial Ground Under Franklin Field at Penn Philadlephia Pennsylvania
Pine Forge Mansion - a stop on the Underground Railroad Pine Forge Pennsylvania
Big Band Paradise - Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown, PA Pottstown Pennsylvania
Old Covered Wagon Inn (Basie; Ellington; Nixon) to be replaced by a CVS? Wayne Pennsylvania
Artist Horace Pippin is buried here. West Chester Pennsylvania
Oldest Still Active Black-Social Club in U.S.; B.B. King Played Here West Chester Pennsylvania
Magnolia House: hotel was in The Negro Motorist Green Book: 1940 West Chester Pennsylvania
Folk Artist Horace Pippin Lived Here West Chester Pennsylvania
Birmingham Meeting House in Spring painting by Horace Pippin West Chester Pennsylvania
William Penn Inn, part of the Underground Railroad Wynnewood Pennsylvania
Blinding of Isaac Woodard Site and Marker Batesburg-Leesville South Carolina
Martha Lou's Kitchen for original slow food. Charleston South Carolina
The Great Negro Mart was here. Memphis Tennessee
Seminal Blues Genius L.V. Thomas Was Born Here Houston Texas
Church of Blues Genius L.V. Thomas Houston Texas
Seminal Blues Genius L.V. Thomas Lived Here Houston Texas
Seminal Blues Genius L.V. Thomas Was Buried Here Houston Texas
Seminal Blues Genius Geeshie Wiley Lived Here Houston Texas

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