Black History Trail Would Meander through FoHi

April 22, 2008 at 7:27 am Leave a comment

Interesting/cool idea. Points of note on the trail would include:

  • The former homes of Malcolm X, Jackie Robinson, and James Brown.
  • The homes of musician Louis Armstrong in Corona and inventor Lewis Latimer in Flushing, which are both museums.
  • The Addisleigh Park home where W.E.B. Du Bois got married in 1951
  • Forest Hills tennis stadium where Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson played.

Not surprisingly, all four Democratic candidates for Queens borough president—Leroy Comrie, Audrey Pheffer, Helen Sears, and Peter Vallone Jr.—support the idea. Read more here.

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Entry filed under: Forest Hills, history, landmark, Queens.

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