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).

Lena Horne, In Harlem 1940’s

Lena Calhoun Horne was born June 30, 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. In her biography she stated that on the day she was born, her father was in the midst of a card game trying to get money to pay the hospital costs.

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Fun for the Entire Family

By Walter Rutledge This weekend runs the gamut of arts events happening in the city. There are free dance, music, and film events for the entire family taking place in the village of Harlem. You can also hear music that echoes the African- American experience near Lincoln Center. On Sunday you can spend time soaking…

Astor Row in Harlem

Astor Row is the name given to 130th Street between Fifth Avenue and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, in the New York.More specifically, it refers to the semi-attached row houses on the south side of the street. These were among the first speculative townhouses built in Harlem, and their design is very unusual.

Salters Scene: African American Day

Photography and text By Derrick Salters for HW On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, the 39th Annual African American Day Parade kicked off on 111th and Adam Clayton Powell Avenue. With Governor David Paterson, Comptroller William Thompson, Assemblyman, Keith L.T. Wright among others leading the way, the Harlem parade was on its way to being a…