Harlem’s Margot Webb, Queen Of The Swing Era 1934

Dancer Margot Webb c1934Another fantastic vintage shot of Cotton Club dancer Margot Webb. Born Marjorie Smith in Harlem in 1910, she dropped out of Hunter College and began her career as an international dancer during the swing era of the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →

Reflections On The Cultural History Of Harlem At MIST

community+works in harlemCommunity Works, Mist Harlem in partnership with the Harlem Arts Alliance present: From Downtown to Uptown: Reflections on the Cultural History of Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harriet Kimbro-Hamilton Talks Baseball On The Danny Tisdale Show

Harriet Kimbro-HamiltonToday 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 →

Countee Cullen, Harlem, New York 1903 – 1946

Counteecullen1Countee Cullen May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946, born as Coleman Rutherford, was an African American poet, author and scholar who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. (He pronounced his name “Coun-tay”, not “Coun-tee”.)

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Duke’s Belongings In His Sister’s Harlem Apartment Go Under The Hammer

3466F6DE00000578-3600155-image-m-89_1463713586132If Duke Ellington was the king of jazz, Harlem was his kingdom.

And on Wednesday, the neighborhood celebrated the music connoisseur with an auction of his most prized possessions – just a few blocks from the Cotton Bar where it all started in the 1920s. Continue Reading →

Marcus Garvey Speech Harlem, New York 1921 (Audio)

Marcus_Garvey_1924-08-05This is the explanation of the Objects Of The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), in a studio recording made by African-American leader Marcus Garvey at Liberty Hall in Harlem, New York in July 1921. Continue Reading →

Harlem African Studies Force John Henrik Clarke (video)

John-Henrik-ClarkeDr. John Henrik Clarke, born John Henry Clark, January 1, 1915 – July 12, 1998, was a Harlemite, Pan-Africanist writer, historian, professor, and a pioneer in the creation of Africana studies and professional institutions in academia starting in the late 1960s. Continue Reading →

A Conversation With Harlem’s Vy Higginsen

anthony cu-vy-higginsen-smilingBy Anthony T. Eaton

Harlem was founded in the century as a Dutch outpost and over time developed into a farming village, a revolutionary battlefield, a resort town, a commuter town and a ghetto. Continue Reading →

“Have You Ever Heard of This Thing Called the Lincoln [Hospital] Collective?” Talk In Harlem

60a3bd4b-e485-4d6d-b260-f0e8ef181830What do you do if you’re a young physician with a growing sense of social justice, and the world looks like it’s in political upheaval around you? In 1970, about two-dozen young physicians asked themselves this very question. Continue Reading →

Women Speak About Malcolm X At The Schomburg In Harlem

malcolm x talk in harlemAnnual celebration of the birthday of Malcolm X/Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, in collaboration with the Malcolm X Museum will feature an all-women panel. Continue Reading →