Noble Lee Sissle (July 10, 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana – December 17, 1975 in Tampa, Florida) was an African-American jazz composer, lyricist, bandleader, singer, and playwright.
Edna Mae Harris, September 29, 1914 – September 15, 1997, sometimes credited as Edna May Harris was a Harlem actress and singer.
Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was a Harlem and UK-based jazz singer and entertainer.
Ulysses “Slow Kid” Thompson, August 28, 1888 – March 17, 1990, was a comedian, singer, tap and acrobatic dancer in Harlem, NY.
By Savona Bailey-McClain Florence Mills, known as the “Queen of Happiness” was one of the most successful entertainers of the 1920s.
By Patricia Kime African-American soldiers of the 369th Infantry, known as the Harlem Hellfighters, practice for the upcoming fight in the trenches of the Western Front.
Perry Bradford, February 14, 1893, Montgomery, Alabama – April 20, 1970, New York, was an American songwriter and composer of Made In Harlem.
Donald Matthew Redman, July 29, 1900 – November 30, 1964, was an American jazz musician, arranger, bandleader, and composer who played at Connie’s Inn in Harlem, NY.
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.
James Reese Europe, 22, February 1881 – 9 May 1919, was an American ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer.
In 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles ended WWI, two years after the U.S. entered the fight with France and Great Britain against Germany, 44 Black colleges existed reports Black Press USA.
The 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly known as the 15th New York National Guard Regiment, was an infantry regiment of the United States Army that saw action in World War I and World War II.
Fredericka Carolyn “Fredi” Washington (December 23, 1903 – June 28, 1994) was an accomplished African American dramatic film actress, …
Cora LaRedd, the brilliant Harlem singer and dancer of the 1920s and 1930s, known for her hard-hitting rhythm-tap style, was often announced as the “Terpsichorean riot.”
Apollo Theater house photographer Gordon Anderson laughs it up with diva Billie Holiday, behind-the-scenes at the Apollo Theater, In Harlem, New York, 1950’s.