We posted a story last week regarding Daniel J. Wakin’s great book The Man With the Sawed-Off Leg and Other Tales of a New York City Block, where mentions kidnapper, mail extortioner, gangster Percy Geary, who used 334 Riverside Drive in West Harlem, NY as a hideout.
Hubert Julian was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1897, the son of a cocoa plantation manager. He migrated to Canada in 1914, where he claimed to have learned to pilot an aeroplane and served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Continue Reading →
Join the Schomburg Center for special screenings of four of our favorite Black romance films as a fun ode to Valentine’s Day in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →
Bobby Robinson, April 16, 1917 – January 7, 2011, was an American independent record producer and songwriter in New York City, most active from the 1950s through the mid-1980s. Continue Reading →
Today Danny Tisdale talked to Harriet Kimbro-Hamilton about her baseball legend father Henry Kimbro and her new book Daddy’s Scrapbook, Henry Kimbro of the Negro Baseball League, A Daughter’s Perspective on The Danny Tisdale Show. Continue Reading →
Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Continue Reading →
On this first day of February, we wanted to share the Apollo ‘s suite of upcoming Black History Month programs –including their major Season highlight – Soundtrack ’63 happening on February 24th, 2018. Continue Reading →
From 1933 until 1947 Margot Webb and Harold Norton performed on the Afro-American vaudeville circuits of night clubs and theatres in Harlem, around the Northeast and the Midwest. Continue Reading →