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Black History: All Aboard to Yaphank, the Great War, and Obscurity They stand looking at the camera, their faces neutral, their armbands reading “LIRR Jamaica.” These five men from Queens are draftees, waiting at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road...
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Five young men from Jamaica, Queens wait for the train to take them to boot camp History Library Black History Month, Buffalo Soldiers, infuenza, Jamaica, LIRR, Long Island Rail Road, racism, World War I, WWI, Yaphank Jeremy Walsh
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Take Our Black History Tour Queens Library houses more than a collection of works about African-American history. Our library has been shaped by, has gone to great lengths to document and continually celebrates the African-...
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Black History Month Library Black History, Black History Month, Langston Hughes, Lewis Latimer, Louis Armstrong, Mary Ann Shaw Mary Kearl
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Black History Tour Landmark, The Archives at Queens Library Among the items in the Archives at Queens Library’s collection of original sources, documenting the history of the four counties of Long Island, are personal correspondence, financial...
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1 Comment Black History Month Tour History Library Black History, Black History Month, Jamaica, Lewis Latimer, newspapers Mary Kearl
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Queens Library at Langston Hughes to Be Recognized as Literary Landmark: Join Us! Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center will be nationally recognized on Saturday, February 9, 2013, as a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries. It is the...
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Langston Hughes Library Books Library African American heritage, Black History Month, Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, Literary Landmark, New York City, poetry, Queens Queens Library
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