Nelson Mandela Speaks At City College In Harlem, 1990 (videos)

nelson madnela 2015On June 21, 1990,  Nelson Mandela joined ABC anchor Ted Koppel at City College in Harlem on 135th Street, for a historic town meeting before an over-capacity audience at Aaron Davis Hall. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Colonel Hubert Fauntleroy Julian, “The Black Eagle of Harlem” (video)

1931-01_julianHubert 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 →

Interview: Harlem Writer Yolande Brener

Portrait13The latest installment of our Harlem Interview series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

I am lying on my bed in my West Harlem apartment. It’s mostly white in here, except for  my bookshelf which is overflowing. Continue Reading →