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 →

A New Bookstore Opens In Harlem (update)

revoltuion booksHarlem has always been a hub for “alternative” politics from Marcus GraceyCanada Lee to Liberation Books and more, so its no surprise that a bookstore that call itself “the center of a movement for revolution,” has swapped its Chelsea digs for Lenox Avenue because of escalating rent. Continue Reading →

Francine Everett, “The Most Beautiful Girl in Harlem,” 1940s (video)


Francine Everett (April 13, 1915 – May 27, 1999) was an African-American actress and singer who is best known for her performances in race films, independently produced motion pictures with all-black casts that were created exclusively for distribution to cinemas that catered to African American audiences.

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