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

vistor green photo in harlem

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

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

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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Philanthropist Relaunch “Young Friends Of Save Venice” Artworks And Architecture

Leading Young Friends of Save Venice into a new era of charitable giving is philanthropist and activist Lizzie da Trindade-Asher who chaired Let’s Spritz! at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in midtown, NY. Continue Reading →

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Country Life At The Finley House In Harlem, By A. Wurtz 1909-1949 (Photographs)

Country life photographs of the Finley House by A Wurtz, at 127th Street in Harlem, New York, on September 9, 1949. Continue Reading →

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When Gristede Was In East Harlem, 1921

Before the Gristedes (with an ‘s’) offices were located downtown on 42nd Street, Gristede Bros., Inc., Grocers was in East Harlem at 1885 Park Avenue at 128th and 129th Streets. Continue Reading →

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The Circle Completes Itself As Councilman Endorses West Harlem Ferry Landing

At the turn of the 19th century, Harlem’s 125th Street Ferry And Station was a 24hour hub. Now a city councilman representing Harlem and the Upper West Side is calling on the city to extend ferry service to Manhattan’s west side. Continue Reading →

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Classic Wooden Cabin Cruiser Leisure Boat On The Harlem River 1903

There was nothing like a leisure ride in a glamorous wooden boat gliding on the water up and down the coastal seas sandwiched between Morris Heights on east-side and 180th Street in Harlem, NY, on the west side. Continue Reading →

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