Marcus Garvey And The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) At The Schomburg In Harlem

As part of our efforts to make accessible various items in our collection holdings, we’ve presented this research guide on highlighting the work and legacy of publisher, entrepreneur, and early Continue Reading →

100th Anniversary Of Harlem’s Hubert Harrison’s Founding Of The “New Negro Movement”

By Jeffrey B. Perry One hundred years ago, on June 12, 1917, Hubert Harrison founded the Liberty League of Negro-Americans at a rally attended by thousands at Bethel African Methodist Continue Reading →

Rabbi Wentworth Arthur Matthew Founder Of The Living God In Harlem, 1892 – 1973

Wentworth Arthur Matthew (June 23, 1892 – December 1973), a West Indian immigrant to New York City, was the founder in 1919 of the Commandment Keepers of the Living God, Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Cyril Briggs, Founder And Editor Of The Crusader, 1888 – 1966

Cyril Valentine Briggs, May 28, 1888, Nevis – October 18, 1966, Los Angeles, California, was an African-Caribbean American writer and communist political activist in Harlem, NY.

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