African American Movers and Shakers of the East Village: Walking Tour

From playwrights and poets, to artists and musicians, African Americans made great contributions to the vibrant culture of the East Village and beyond. On this tour, we will visit sites associated with pioneers such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, and Jimi Hendrix. In addition, we will explore sites associated with abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, Susan B Anthony, and Isaac T. Hopper. Andrea Coyle, Director of Outreach for the Lower East Side History Project, a native New Yorker, a licensed NYC tour guide, and a graphic artist, will lead this walking tour that celebrates Black History Month by recognizing the great African American Movers and Shakers of the East Village!

Sunday, February 13, 2011
12:00 pm