Tag: Tito Puente

  • Tito Puente

    Tito Puente

    Uptown Grand Central does it again. Another great mural on E. 124, between Madison and Park. Allison Ruiz and BC1 created this mural of the mambo king Tito Puente. Uptown Grand Central’s Grandscale Mural Project is located on 125th & 124th streets from Third to Madison, and along Third, Lexington and Park avenues. Hashtag #GrandscaleMuralProject.…

  • Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to Harlem Hellfighters

    Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to Harlem Hellfighters

    In mid-August, the Senate passed the Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act to award a Congressional Gold Medal to a Black infantry regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters. https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/BILLS-117hr3642enr The Harlem Hellfighters, the 369th Infantry Regiment, are regarded as the most celebrated African American regiment in World War I, having fought against Germany’s forces longer than almost any other American…