Op-Ed: A John F. Kennedy Centennial Reflection

By Michael McQuillan

Should it surprise us that John Kennedy came late to civil rights? Continue Reading →

John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign In Harlem, New York 1960 (Full Speech)

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A great photograph taken of John F. Kennedy Democratic nominee speaking at a rally in front of the historic Hotel Theresa on the south west corner at 7th Avenue looking northeast towards 125th Street in Harlem, New York, on October 12, 1960.

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Like Marcus Garvey’s SS Shadyside, Lieutenant Kennedy’s PT 59 ‘At The Bottom Of The Harlem River’

In an article from 2014, Harlem World Magazine wrote that Harlem’s Marcus Garvey’s SS Shadyside sank in the Harlem River in 1921. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep Adriano Espaillat Recognizes National Police Week

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement today in recognition of National Police Week: Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ann Lowe The Fashion Designer To First Ladies

Diva Ann Cole Lowe, 1898 – February 25, 1981, was a Harlem resident, American fashion designer and the first African American to become a noted fashion designer. Continue Reading →

Malcolm Merriweather Talks Music On The Danny Tisdale Show

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Join host Danny Tisdale as he talks to Harlem’s Malcolm Merriweather on The Danny Tisdale Show about Mr. Merriweather’s new job as music director of The Dessoff Choirs, living in Harlem, the upcoming performance We Remember about Dr. Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy, baking Red Velvet cake, his favorite place in Harlem and much more. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Black Fashion Museum Founded By Ms. Lois Alexander Lane

223136The historic The Black Fashion Museum was founded by Ms. Lois Alexander Lane in 1970, the museum was in a brownstone on West 126th Street (between Lenox and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.,), after founding the legendary Harlem Institute of Fashion in 1966.

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Memorial Service For President John F. Kennedy In Mount Olivet Church, Harlem 1963

kennedy-memmpirla-in-harlemHastily organized memorial services for President John F. Kennedy were held throughout the world, allowing many to express their grief. Here’s the Memorial Service held in Mount Olivet Church, Harlem. 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 →

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 →