The inaugural Harlem Hellfighter 5K run was held here on June 2, 2017.
The Harlem Cultural Archives will recognize the numerous accomplishments of Drs. Kenneth B. & Mamie Phipps Clark (pictured) and the 70th Anniversary of the Northside Center for Child Development at their annual “Harlem in the Hamptons” event on August 13, 2016, noon-5 p.m.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of New York’s 369th Infantry, join them for a documentary film screening of Men of Bronze (1977), a film about the remarkable African-American men who fought in WWI.
With Memorial Day weekend just a few days away, WalletHub today followed up its study on the Best States for Military Retirees by releasing its 2016 Memorial Day By The Numbers Report.
The Harlem Armory will be honored with the Lucy G. Moses Award, the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s highest award.
In honor of Black History Month, Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) hosted a Special Capitol Hill briefing on the contributions Black veterans made during World War I, on February 25, 2016.
The folks at the Travel Channel sent us an email the other day to let us know that this week’s episodes popular series, “Mysteries at the Monument” features the 369th Infantry Regiment Memorial in Harlem, New York.
1. Langston Hughes’ Harlem Brownstone One of the most prominent figures during the Harlem Renaissance, acclaimed poet and author Langston Hughes resided in his Harlem brownstone, which is located on 20. East 127th Street in Harlem.
Congressman Charles B. Rangel who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx submitted the following statement into the congressional record in honor of Sergeant Henry Johnson, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in World War I by President Barack Obama:
This Memorial Day, Harlem celebrates the heroes who have fought and continue to fight for our country. Here is an event that will both sooth the soul and the mind.
They called Sgt. Henry Johnson “Black Death,” a soldier from the all-black “Harlem Hellfighters” unit who fought off two dozen Germans with a gun and then a knife during World War I.
When on May 15, 1918 a French lieutenant warned Henry Johnson of the 369th to move back because of a possible enemy raid, Johnson reportedly replied: “I’m an American, and I never retreat.”
The New Amsterdam Musical Association, (NAMA) is the oldest African-American musical organization in the United States.
New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement in honor of Veterans Day:
Photographs by Seitu Oronde On March 8th and March 9th, 2019, Seitu Oronde was at The Eaton Family’s Our Father’s Home Going Service for Mr. Donald Herbert Eaton, Jr.,’s a “Harlem Military Home Going Service Celebration” in Harlem, New York.