This is a rare original document of Harlem History from The New York Times newspaper, from August 1, 1938, regarding the controversial Sufi Abdul Hamid, who was killed when his Continue Reading →
In 1930s Harlem, a man known as Father Divine founded the International Peace Mission movement, founded on ideals of racial equality and communal living.
Father Divine, 1876 – September 10, 1965, also known as Reverend M. J. Divine, was an African American spiritual leader from about 1907 until his death. His full self-given name Continue Reading →
SHOP, THE NEW HARLEM WORLD SHOP! The Cathedral of St. John the Divine continues its 2018–2019 season of Great Music in a Great Space on Monday, November 5 at 7:30 Continue Reading →
SHOP, THE NEW HARLEM WORLD SHOP! Elder Clayborn Martin or Clayhorn Martin, “The Barefoot Prophet.” Martin had been born a slave in Virginia in 1851.
SHOP, THE NEW HARLEM WORLD SHOP! Marcelino Manuel da Graça, January 25, 1881 or 1884 – January 12, 1960, better known as Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace, or Daddy Grace, Continue Reading →
Hubert Julian was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1897, the son of a cocoa plantation manager. He migrated to Canada in 1914, where he claimed to have learned Continue Reading →
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