The advertisement above if for Mona’s Club 440 in 1942, with the explicit use of the word “gay” featured prominently.
The amazing Gladys Bentley (August 12, 1907 – January 18, 1960) was an American blues singer during the beginning of Harlem’s Renaissance in the 1920’s.
This unique event, features rarities, 21st century premieres, and well-known works by Harlem’s Bessie Smith, Gladys Bentley, Billy Strayhorn, Porter Grainger and songs popularized by Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters, and Continue Reading →
Harlem One Stop, a destination marketing organization, and tour operator in Harlem, and the Harlem Cultural Collaborative Partners will kick-off the Harlem Renaissance 100 community celebration.
Harlem has always been a combination of high and low, from the 1920’s to the 1930’s Mae West made a name for herself on the Vaudeville circuit with plays as Continue Reading →
Tongues Untied is a film essay by Marlon Riggs, a Texas-born African American poet, filmmaker, educator, and gay rights activist. The film, which Riggs describes as his legacy, celebrates black men Continue Reading →
Gay Harlem writes that the once known Harlem Club and the Harlem Tavern, the speakeasy re-opened as the Ubangi Club in (April) 1934. It was located on 131st Street and Continue Reading →
Connie’s Inn was a Harlem, New York City nightclub established in 1923 by Conrad (Connie) Immerman in partnership with his brothers, George and Louie Immerman.
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