NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Bronx present and past was Morgan Powell’s life. His day job was gardening, but his passion was history, researching, and sharing his discoveries.
“His tours were free, giving everyone an opportunity to learn about themselves,” said Angel Hernandez of the Bronx Historical Society. “So friendly; so personable; popular.”
“Most of the time, research like this is done by professors or by people who have gotten grants to do it,” added Mark Naison, professor of African-American studies and history at Fordham University. “He did this all on his own.”