Harlem’s Patricia Era Bath, A Career Of Firsts, An Inventor And Founder, 1942 – 2019

Patricia Era Bath, November 4, 1942 – May 30, 2019, was an American ophthalmologist, inventor, humanitarian, and academic.

“The Wiz” Eases into Harlem With Anniversary Tribute to Broadway’s Landmark Firsts

By Vinette K. Pryce Forty years after winning seven Tony Awards —Broadway’ s highest theater honor – the first Black musical to claim the distinction eased into two New York City Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Samuel Jesse Battle, A Career Of Firsts

Samuel Jesse Battle (born January 16, 1883 in New Bern, North Carolina). His parents were among the last generation born into Southern slavery, and his own birth in 1883 was notable Continue Reading →

Souleo: Dance exhibition celebrates ‘firsts’ while looking to the future

The founding of the Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook occurred in the aftermath of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 assassination.

The Inspirational Music Legend Harlem’s Sylvia Rhone

Sylvia Rhone a music industry executive who served as president of Universal Motown Records until 2011.

Shirley Chisholm’s Harlem Years 1946-1950’s first black woman elected to the United States Congress,

Shirley Anita Chisholm (née St. Hill; November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author.