Another ‘Bench by the Road’ marks African-American history

     The 11th Bench Along the Road was installed in April 2014 in Eden Cemetery in Collingdale, Delaware County, outside Philadelphia. (ToniMorrisonSociety.org)

    The 11th Bench Along the Road was installed in April 2014 in Eden Cemetery in Collingdale, Delaware County, outside Philadelphia. (ToniMorrisonSociety.org)

    The life and legacy of Daniel Alexander Payne Murray, the first African-American assistant librarian of Congress, will be honored in a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Library of Congress.

    Dr. Craig Stutman, assistant professor of history and policy studies at Delaware Valley University and co-chair of the Toni Morrison Society’s Bench by the Road Project, joined NewsWorks Tonight’s Dave Heller to discuss Murray’s efforts in preserving African-American history at a time when most institutions were reluctant to do so.

    Listen to their conversation below.

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