Published on: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 News Alert

City of Takoma Park Partners with InSite Street Media to Celebrate Black History Month


Knowing the Past Opens the Door to the Future. With that in mind, the City of Takoma Park and InSite Street Media are celebrating African Americans who paved the way in American Society during Black History Month. This was done through the sponsorship of African American profiles displayed on our curbside billboard bus shelters in the City.


The first six African American Professionals, Pioneers, and Inventor profiles include:

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner – Internationally Acclaim Painter
  • Mary Elizabeth Mahoney – Professionally Trained Nurse
  • Garrett Morgan – Inventor of the 3 Way Traffic Signal
  • Daniel Hale Williams – Successful Heart Surgeon
  • Jane Matilda Bolin – Female Judge 1939
  • Oscar Micheaux – Pioneering Filmmaker