001Feb 25, 2024, 12:00 PMWoodlawn's Black History Month Tour


Woodlawn's Black History Month Trolley Tour


Woodlawn Cemetery, Jerome Avenue Entrance

Date & Time

Sunday, February 25, 2024 12:00 PM

Woodlawn’s Black History Tour led by Eric K. Washington.  

Join us for a Trolley Tour of Woodlawn Cemetery and visit the gravesites and memorials of Woodlawn's notable Aftican-American and Afro-Caribbean notables. The tour includes such notables as Florence Mills, Madam CJ Walker, James H. Williams, Duke Ellington and many more.

Eric K. Washington is an independent historian and author. The eponymous subject of his award-winning biography, Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal, is one of our Harlem notables on this tour. His book won the Herbert H. Lehman Prize, the GANYC Apple Award and was a special finalist for the Brendan Gill Prize; it also inspired a movement in Victor Goines’s 2021 jazz opus, The Woodlawn Suite.

To purchase a copy of Eric's book, please click here.