Cultural Medallion program

Cultural Medallion July 17th – Richard Wright & Odetta

Today’s event was truly inspirational as we honored two notable leaders, activists and individuals.  A large crowd surrounded the home of Richard Wright in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and then again at the home of Odetta in East Harlem to honor the lives and spirits of these creative and empowering people.

Odetta

Cultural Medallions Celebrate the Lives of Two African-American Pioneers of Literature and Music

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 the Historic Districts Council and the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center will unveil new cultural medallions to two pioneers in the fields of literature and music. First at 11:00am, in collaboration with the Fort Greene Association, author Richard Wright will be celebrated with a medallion unveiling at 175 Carlton Avenue in [...]

Birthplace of American Author to Get Commemorative Plaque

Wednesday, October 5, 11:30am 14 West 23rd Street Join HDC and the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center for a ceremony commemorating the life and work of Edith Wharton, author of “The House of Mirth” and “The Age of Innocence”.  Born in 1862 at 14 West 23rd Street in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District,  Wharton was a [...]

Birthplace of American Author to Get Commemorative Plaque

Wednesday, October 5, 11:30am 14 West 23rd Street Join HDC and the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center for a ceremony commemorating the life and work of Edith Wharton, author of “The House of Mirth” and “The Age of Innocence”.  Born in 1862 at 14 West 23rd Street in the Ladies’ Mile Historic District,  Wharton was a [...]

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