Past Tense Category

April 10, 2019

Overlooked No More: Rose Morgan, a Pioneer in Hairdressing and Harlem

From 1945 on, her Rose Meta House of Beauty drew black women around the country to the famed enclave of Sugar Hill and β€œthe biggest Negro beauty parlor in the world.”

April 3, 2019

Overlooked No More: S.N. Goenka, Who Brought Mindfulness to the West

He gave up life as a successful Burmese businessman to teach meditation in India, and played a significant role in the explosion of interest in meditation as we know it today.

April 1, 2019

Past Tense: Some of the Weirdest Stories That Ever Appeared in The Times

Ghosts! Billygoats! Lazy men and thirsty thieves! All these stories β€” and more like them β€” as they were dutifully reported in the late 1800s and early 1900s.