UNIA Women’s Brigade On Parade In Harlem, NY 1924

unia-womens-brigadeAnd don’t think it was just the men who were members of Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). There was the UNIA Women’s Brigade founded by Marcus Garvey who sported their own militaristic style uniforms in Harlem, New York, 1924. Continue Reading →

Marcus Garvey And The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) At The Schomburg In Harlem

marcus-garvey1As part of our efforts to make accessible various items in our collection holdings, we’ve presented this research guide on highlighting the work and legacy of publisher, entrepreneur, and early Pan-African leader Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). Continue Reading →

Miss Suzie Porter, By James Van Der Zee, Harlem, NY 1915

Miss Suzie Porter Harlem photo by James Van Der Zee 1915 1A great image of Harlem resident Miss Suzie Porter at home by legendary Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee, in Harlem New York, 1915.

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HW Pick: Lonnie Bunch’s Journey To A National Museum Of African-American Culture

lonnie-bunch-spotlight-september-20161“Every day I wish I was as strong as my enslaved ancestors. When I look at what it’s going to take to build this museum, I take great comfort in coming out of that community,” says Lonnie Bunch III,. Continue Reading →

Marcus Garvey Speech Harlem, New York 1921 (Audio)

Marcus_Garvey_1924-08-05This is the explanation of the Objects Of The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), in a studio recording made by African-American leader Marcus Garvey at Liberty Hall in Harlem, New York in July 1921. Continue Reading →

New Expanded Edition Of “When Africa Awakes,” By Harlem’s Hubert H. Harrison

41LtFp7lPUL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Virgin Islands-born, Harlem-based, Hubert H. Harrison‘s “When Africa Awakes: The “Inside Story” of the Stirrings and Strivings of the New Negro in the Western World” is a collection of over fifty articles that detail his pioneering theoretical, educational, and organizational role in the founding and development of the militant, World War I era New Negro Movement. Continue Reading →

Annual Africana Traditions Conference With A Harlem’s Hubert Harrison Talk

hubert harrison in harlemThis second Annual Philosophy and Religion in Africana Traditions conference will explore the struggle for liberation of African descendant peoples as demonstrated through the instrumentalities of the philosophical and religious imaginations. Continue Reading →

Hubert Harrison Urges Self-Defense In Harlem, July 4, 1917

hubert harrison in harlemBy Jeffrey B. Perry

On July 4, 1917, The Voice: A Newspaper for the New Negro—the first newspaper of the “New Negro Movement,” edited by Hubert H. Harrison—made its debut at a rally at the Metropolitan Baptist Church at 120 W. 138th Street (we have the address at 151 W 128th Street), between Lenox and Seventh Avenues in Harlem.

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Hubert Harrison, “The Father of Harlem Radicalism”

hubert harrison in harlemHubert Henry Harrison (April 27, 1883 – December 17, 1927) was a West Indian-American writer, orator, educator, critic, and radical socialist political activist based in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Marcus Garvey In His Harlem Office, 1914

garvMarcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940), was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). Continue Reading →