BUCK LEONARD

BUCK LEONARD

BUCK LEONARD “The Classiest First Baseman in Organized Baseball” By Bruce Ebert, Museum Services Assistant, and Diane Cripps, Curator of History, Portsmouth Museums Portsmouth got to see Buck Leonard twice. In 1932, during the Great Depression, Walter Fenner Leonard...
Follow the Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd Winter’s story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple,...
Songs for a Dreamer

Songs for a Dreamer

Songs for a Dreamer A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is proud to present a virtual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and legacy. This shortened but powerful presentation was pre-recorded and is available to the...
Celebrate Black History’s Inventions

Celebrate Black History’s Inventions

Celebrate Black History’s Inventions Black inventors are among history’s most revered geniuses, known for their relentless inquisition, passionate research and their desire to push the envelope. Scientists, engineers, and inventors find the solutions to the...
George Grant Art Activity: Golf Ball Painting

George Grant Art Activity: Golf Ball Painting

George Grant Art Activity: Golf Ball Painting Ages 5+years, adult assistance required The next time you reach into your pocket or the zippered lining of your golf bag for a wooden tee, think of Dr. George F. Grant, an African American dentist from Boston. He was born...
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