Ulysses “Slow Kid” Thompson, August 28, 1888 – March 17, 1990, was a comedian, singer, tap and acrobatic dancer in Harlem, NY.
Florence Mills, born Florence Winfrey; January 25, 1896 – November 1, 1927, this Harlem resident was billed as the “Queen of Happiness”, billed as a cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian – becoming the world first it girl!
By Savona Bailey-McClain Florence Mills, known as the “Queen of Happiness” was one of the most successful entertainers of the 1920s.
The frosty temps and icy winds that blew in the first weekend of Black History Month 2023 with did not deter communities near and far from coming up on February 3rd, 2023.
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.
Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was a Harlem and UK-based jazz singer and entertainer.
Award-winning actress and vocalist Gabrielle Lee and her swinging four-piece jazz band will deliver a rip-roaring evening of ragtime, blues, and Tin Pan Alley jazz standards just minutes from Harlem celebrating Black History Month.
Gertrude Elizabeth Curtis, March 1, 1880 – August 3, 1973, also known as Gertrude Curtis McPherson, was New York’s First Black Female Dentist.
A rare photograph of the James Van Der Zee’s G.G.G. Studio at 272 Malcolm X Blvd, Harlem, NY on the east side of Lenox Avenue between 123rd and 124th Streets, in the 1940s.
The first day of each month (a.k.a. Literacy Across Harlem Day), Total Equity Now encourages you to #RockThoseReads–carry reading materials proudly and publicly, everywhere you go.
James Van Der Zee was born on June 29, 1886,
Buddy Bradley, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1908. He staged dances in the great 1920s revues for Ziegfeld, George White, Earl Carroll and Lew Leslie’s legendary black revue Blackbirds.
On June 17 – 19th, 2017, two hundred children from across New York City showcased the spirit of Harlem at National Dance Institute’s culminating Event of the Year, Harlem Night Song.
A great image of Harlem resident Miss Suzie Porter at home by legendary Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee, in Harlem New York, 1915.
Esther Lee Jones, born c. 1918- by her stage names “Baby Esther”, “Little Esther”, and other similar variations, was a Harlem singer and child entertainer of the late 1920s.