Editor's note: This article was originally published on February 3, 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information available.
New York City has long been a place of historical significance when it comes to various civil rights and social justice movements, and particularly so when it comes to black history. It's the birthplace of the Harlem Renaissance; it's the birthplace of pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm; and it's where countless black entertainers made their names at the Apollo Theater—and that's barely even scratching the surface.
To celebrate Black History Month, we've compiled a map of 15 sites across the city—ranging from small plaques in city parks to full-on national monuments—that celebrate and honor the immense, ineffable contributions that black Americans and people of African descent have made on the five boroughs. If we've left one of your favorites off the list, let us know in the comments.Read More