Black History Month: Green-Wood Cemetery trolley tour
History lovers call Green-Wood Cemetery's trolley tour through the graves of some of the pioneers of black history a special treat.
Of the half a million people buried at Green-Wood Cemetery, several stand out for their contributions to black history.
For three years, the trolley tour has been making stops at gravesites, which include the first black woman doctor in the state, the founder of the first black newspaper in the U.S. in 1827, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as some white abolitionists.
The tour continues on to the Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights - Brooklyn's largest African-American cultural institution.
Each year, historians attempt to learn more about the heroes of black history and add to the graves along the tour.