Thomas W. Knowlton Killed In Action At The Battle Of Harlem Heights 1776

Thomas W. Knowlton, November 22, 1740 – September 16, 1776, considered America’s first Intelligence professional and was killed in the Battle of Harlem Heights, during the Revolutionary War on 117th Street and Riverside Drive, Harlem, NY, 1776.

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Harlem’s Dorrance Brooks The First Public Square Named After A Black Soldier

Dorrance Brooks, born 1918 -, an African American soldier who died in France shortly before the end of World War I. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: Black Veterans Question Military Bases Named After Confederate Soldiers

By Charles Blatcher, III

Statues, monuments, government buildings and military installations are supposedly named in honor of outstanding individuals deserving of the recognition. Continue Reading →

House Passes Harlem’s Espaillat Bill To Re-Name Post Office In Honor Of Tuskegee Airmen

Congressman Adriano Espaillat released the following statement in support of his bill, H.R. 4406, which designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 Macombs Place in New York, New York as the Tuskegee Airmen Post Office Building. Continue Reading →