Events

United States – First Black Cruise Experience, Festival at Sea

Founder of Blue World Travel Corp in 1978, Patricia Nicholson Yarbrough launched ‘Festival at Sea’ – Cruising with an African-American twist, in August 1992 which became the first cruise experience tailored to Black culture. Events such as an Electric Slide Freeze Competition, Bid Whist Tournament, and parties every night helped the cruise line grow in

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United States – Harlem Cultural Festival, Black WoodStock

The Harlem Cultural Festival (also known as Black Woodstock) was a series of music concerts held in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City during the summer of 1969 to celebrate African American music and culture and to promote the continued politics of Black pride. Notable participants included Nina Simone, B.B. King, Chuck Jackson, Abbey Lincoln &

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