100-Year-Old Tuskegee Airman Wilfred DeFour Found Dead In Harlem Home

Wilfred DeFour, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen — an all-black squadron of World War II pilots that inspired Americans across the country — died in his Harlem home Saturday. He was 100 writes our source. Continue Reading →

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‘Paris Blues In Harlem’ A New Short Film On A Harlem Landmark With A Long History (Video)

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Nadhege Ptah is a New York-based actress, writer, and director who has been screening her wonderful short film ‘Paris Blues In Harlem’. Continue Reading →

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The King William’s Hotel In Central, Harlem, New York 1901-1924

the king wailliam at lenox and st nicholas avenueIt’s the first year of the 20th century, with the Harlem Horse & Wagon Transit intersection looking north at the King William’s Hotel, at Lenox Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenues at 112th Street in Harlem, NY, 1901-1924. Continue Reading →

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Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace, Harlem NY 1881 – 1960 (Video)

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Marcelino Manuel da Graça, January 25, 1881 or 1884 – January 12, 1960, better known as Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace, or Daddy Grace, was the founder and first bishop of the predominantly African-American denomination the United House of Prayer For All People. Continue Reading →

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Senator John F. Kennedy Speaks In Front Of Hotel Theresa, New York, NY, 1960, (Video)

Here is a rare video of remarks made by the then Democratic party presidential candidate Senator John F. Kennedy. Continue Reading →

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Library Of Congress Acquires Archive Of Harlem’s Billy “Take the ‘A’ Train” Strayhorn

The Library of Congress announced today that it has acquired the original manuscripts documenting the work of composer, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn. Continue Reading →

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Hip, Hip, Hooray, Harlem’s Schomburg Acquires Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Archive

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library has acquired the full archive of actors and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Victor Hugo Green’s The Green Book

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Victor Hugo Green (November 9, 1892 – 1960[) was a Harlem, New York, postal employee and civic leader. He developed and wrote what became known as The Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans in the United States at a time when their choices of lodging, restaurants and even gas stations was restricted in many places, including outside the South. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Hellfighters, Harlem, NY 1913 (Photographs)

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. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: Become An Owner of “Becoming Michelle Obama,” An Amazon #1 Author

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

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In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. Continue Reading →

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Central Park Spring At 109th Street And 8th Avenue Harlem, New York, 1901

A photograph of the Central Park natural Spring entrance by photographed by James Reuel Smith at West 109th Street at Eighth Avenue in central Harlem, NY, on March 18, 1901. Continue Reading →

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The 210th Anniversary Celebration Of The Abyssinian Baptist Church In Harlem NY

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Happy 210th Anniversary, Abyssinian! In 1808, a group of African Americans – 12 women and 4 men – took a stand by refusing to accept segregated seating in the First Baptist Church of New York and formed The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York. Continue Reading →

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