Arthur Mitchell Honored By Columbia University In Harlem

Zelda_Arthur_Mitchell1_gallery-image_6352Columbia University will confer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on the legendary dance pioneer and social activist Arthur Mitchell this month, the Arthur Mitchell Project announced today. Continue Reading →

HW Picks: Rosa Parks “Featherlite Pancakes” Recipe

Uptown_Rosa Parks1While Rosa Parks’ recipe for “Featherlite” peanut butter pancakes has a complete and specific ingredient list, it is a little light on instructions, so the writer took some liberties and added some typical procedures for preparing pancakes. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: MLK Suggestions for Riding A Bus (1956)

Montgomery-Bus-Integration-Suggesti2onsLast Tuesday, December 1st, marked the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to relinquish her seat at the front of a Montgomery, Alabama bus, and as some people pointed out, the story many of us were told as children about Parks’ act of civil disobedience was fabricated. 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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