Harry Pace’s World, Handy, Du Bois, Waters, The Black Swan Records And More In Harlem

Harry Herbert Pace, January 6, 1884 – July 19, 1943, was an African-American music publisher and insurance executive, and the founder of Black Swan Records in 1922 based at 2289 Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Bessie Allison Buchanan First Black Woman To Be New York State Legislature, 1940’s

Bessie Allison Buchanan (March 7, 1902 – September 7, 1980) of Manhattan in New York City became the first African-American woman to hold a seat in the New York State Continue Reading →

Adelaide Louise Hall’s Rich Harlem History, 1901 – 1993 (Audio Video)

Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer.

Eubie Blake One Of The Finest Popular Of His Harlem Era (Video)

James Hubert Blake, February 7, 1884 – February 12, 1983, known as Eubie Blake, was an American composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music.

Harlem Born

Sean John Combs in concert in NYC. John James Audubon – Naturalist Frederic Alexander Birmingham – Editor of Esquire magazine from 1945–1957, grew up in Harlem Richard Croker – Tammany Continue Reading →