HW Pick: “The Original Black Elite,” By Elizabeth Dowling Taylor

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In this outstanding cultural biography, The Original Black Elite, the author of the New York Times bestseller A Slave in the White House chronicles a critical yet overlooked chapter in American history: the inspiring rise and calculated fall of the black elite, from Emancipation through Reconstruction to the Jim Crow Era—embodied in the experiences of an influential figure of the time, academic, entrepreneur, and political activist and black history pioneer Daniel Murray. Continue Reading →

James Herman Robinson, Harlem Visionary, Clergyman And Humanitarian 1907 – 1972

James_Herman_RobinsonJames Herman Robinson, January 24, 1907 – November 6, 1972, was an American clergyman and humanitarian, best known as the founder of Operation Crossroads Africa (OCA), and a number of organizations in Harlem. Continue Reading →