discoverblackus is a place where African American history and culture is discussed and examined within the context of contemporary idiom. The blog is hosted by Linda Tarrant-Reid an author, freelance journalist and photographer whose current works include: Discovering Black America: From the Age of Exploration to the 21st Century (Harry N. Abrams, September 2012) and Harlem: From Dutch Suburb to Black Metropolis (ABC-CLIO, 2013). Discovering Black New York: A Guide to the City’s Most Important African American Landmarks, Restaurants, Museums, Historical Sites and More (Citadel Press, 2001) was her first book.
Ms. Tarrant-Reid is the President of the Tarrant-Reid Group, a company that provides cultural programming including author presentations, workshops, book signings and symposia, as well as literary and editorial services to schools, corporations and community organizations. She was most recently the co-project manager of “Reflections of Change: A 50-year Retrospective of the Lincoln School Decision,” the 50-year anniversary of the first desegregation case filed in a northern city.
Ms. Tarrant-Reid will post articles from her column “Discovering Black America…My Journey” which appear in The Westchester County Press.