African-American history grabs the spotlight in the Bronx

Residents got to see some notables of African-American heritage right in their borough.The Bronx River Alliance held a free public tour of little known sites

THE BRONX - Residents got to see some notables of African-American heritage right in their borough.

The Bronx River Alliance held a free public tour of little known sites of achievement in the history of African-Americans along the Bronx River. The tour went to Boston Road, which was the site of several civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s. It also looked at the Varian House, where a prominent member of the community, Molly, worked.

Participants said the tour gave them new insight into the ordinary people that influenced the history of the borough.

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