Another Harlem Story: Canada Lee And H. Jack Geiger, 1940

Canada lee and Jack-GeigerHere’s another of one of those wonderful Harlem stories. Harlem born Canada Lee met and was an influence on H. Jack Geiger, founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Continue Reading →

Announcement Of The Passing Of Vivian E. Jones

Vivian E. JonesDear Friends and Neighbors,

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved District Administrator, Ms. Vivian E. Jones. Continue Reading →

John F. Kennedy’s Love Affair With Harlem, NY, 1960’s

kennedy in harlemJohn F. Kennedy may have been Boston-born and DC-based, but his love affair with Harlem, New York is the stuff of legends. Continue Reading →

VOODOO, a Harlem Renaissance Opera At The Miller Theatre In Harlem

UntitledMorningside Opera, the NYC-based opera company that most recently presented the acclaimed Here Be Sirens and ¡Figaro! (90210), teams up with Harlem Opera Theater and The Harlem Chamber Players to present a concert of the long-lost and historical opera VOODOO, by African-American composer Harry Lawrence Freeman, with a 30-piece orchestra and full chorus. Gregory Hopkins is the conductor.  Continue Reading →

James Van Der Zee’s G.G.G. Studio, Harlem, 1940’s

VanDerZeeStudio125A rare photograph of the James Van Der Zee’s studio located on the east side of Lenox Avenue between 123rd and 124th Streets, in the 1940’s.  Continue Reading →

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.,’s Congressional Hearing On Harlem Street, NY, 1965

5f39b8726dc85129ad8595105251b688A photo of the first street Congressional Hearing of the Education and Labor Committee organized by Chairman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., in Harlem, New York, Jul 26, 1965. Continue Reading →

Canada Lee Born in Harlem (video)


Lee was born as ‘Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata on March 3, 1907 in Harem, New York City. He was raised by his West Indian parents in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →