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Back Number Budd

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Sat Feb 18 2017, 1:00 pm

Ravenswood’s “BACK NUMBER BUDD” — a Black History Month Feature

SATURDAY, February 18th @ 1:00 P.M. in the G.A.H.S. Lecture Hall

Who is Back Number Budd? He was an African American man from Ravenswood who opened a business in the 1870s sorting and organizing back issues of newspapers for sale to journalists and lawyers.

Ellen Gruber Garvey, a professor at New Jersey City University will tell the story of the fascinating man.

This program is funded by Humanities NY and is part of our series for Black History Month.

This program is supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.