Lucille Nelson Hegamin, aka “Queen Victoria,” November 29, 1894 – March 1, 1970, was an American singer and entertainer and an early African-American blues recording artist in Harlem, NY.
Hattie King Reavis, also known as H. King Reavis or Hattie Beatrice Reavis, November 18, 1890 – March 12, 1970, was a singer, song writer, and theater performer who lived Continue Reading →
Before the Dipset crew took over Harlem, Black Swan Records was an American jazz and blues record label founded in 1921 in Harlem, New York. It was the first widely Continue Reading →
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 →
Bessie Allison Buchanan, March 7, 1902 – September 7, 1980, of Manhattan in NYC became the first African-American woman to hold a seat in the New York State Legislature.
This February, the world famous Apollo Theater will host a series of artistic and community programs in celebration of Black History Month.