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8-10 Places Across the U. S. to Learn About African U.s History

One of the most well jazz musicians in the world, Louis Armstrong, along with the woman wife, Lucille, moved into a modest home in Corona, A queen, in New York City, in 1943. Armstrong lived there to the point where his death in 1971.

In 1983, Lucille Armstrong willed the home and its contents to the City of latest York to create a museum and study center dedicated inside Armstrong’s career in addition to the history of jazz. The impeccably maintained midcentury modern home feels frozen in time, complete with botanical pic wallpaper, teal lacquered kitchen cabinets a reel-to-reel machine in Armstrong’s den.

The vast museum collection includes 1, 800 recordings, 86 scrapbooks, 5, 000 photographs and 120 awards — and that’s just from the couple’s personal collection. There’s plus a wide variety of materials donated by friends, fans as well as the collectors, such as the 1934 Selmer trumpet given to Armstrong by King George V of England, and nearly every commercial released Armstrong recording collected by his friend, the photographer Prise Bradley. The museum offers daily guided tours and a kind of programs, concerts and seminars all through the year.

Expose Thursday through Saturday from 11 a. m. to 4 delaware. m.; $15 admission. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

The sixteenth Street Baptist Church, the site of the 1963 bombing which experts state tragically killed four little girls attending Sunday school, is some of the most well-known civil rights-era sites in the Integrated States. Through all the danger and chaos that preceded along with followed the attack, which was carried out by Ku Klux Klan members, the church — an early 20th-century, red-brick starting out with two towers — was the backbone of Birmingham’s Brownish community. It hosted civil rights meetings, rallies and social activities, and served as a refuge for the people dedicated to finally ending segregation in Alabama.

The church and the country’s congregation are integral to the Birmingham community today, and pleasant visitors from around the world for tours and events. Quite fall, the new $2. 5 million Wallace A. Rayfield Art gallery (named wedding ceremony church’s architect) opened inside the former church parsonage. The new museum honors Black civic leaders of the eighteen eighties to the 1920s, including the 16th Street Baptist pastor, our Rev. William R. Pettiford, who founded the Alabama Penny Economic Bank, and Thomas C. Windham, a contractor and church trustee chairman who oversaw construction.