“The Waldorf of Harlem,” The Hotel Theresa, Harlem NY (video)

The Hotel Theresa, located at 2082-96 Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Boulevard between West 124th and 125th Streets in Harlem, NY, was, in the mid-20th century, a vibrant center of African American life in the area and the city. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This…

Concert for Harlem University’s Morales/Shakur Center

*The name attributed to City College by protesters around the time of the 1969 struggles which resulted in the school’s ‘Open Admissions’ policy, implemented in 1970. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.

Twitter Founder Brings Small Business Talk to Harlem

As the co-founder of Twitter, and founder and CEO of mobile payments processor Square, Jack Dorsey has used his tech know-how to launch successful businesses. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Speaking In Harlem, 1967

We’re not sure where he is speaking in the photograph, bu the figure he strikes says it all of Harlem‘s Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.

Hubert Fauntleroy Julian “The Black Eagle of Harlem”

Hubert Fauntleroy Julian (21 September 1897 – 19 February 1983) was a Trinidad-born African-American aviation pioneer. He was nicknamed “The Black Eagle of Harlem”. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.

Photographer Gordon Parks Harlem Swagger

Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.

Marcus Garvey In His Harlem Office, 1914

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940), was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural…