Harlem loved Whitney and Whitney loved Harlem. She may have been raised across the river in East Orange, but in Harlem, we mourned her passing as if she was a local.
Why? She filmed one of her first and most appreciated music videos “Greatest Love of All” on the stage at the Apollo Theater.
She dined at Sylvia’s, she sang at the Abyssinian Baptist Church.
She performed at the W. 138th St. church with her mother Cissy in an event hosted by the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
In our own spiritual way, Whitney was one of us, she will always be one of Harlem’s greatest loves:
Photos were taken by Harlem World Magazine’s Danny Tisdale.