Library Acquires Harlemites And Others Oral History Collection

The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, announced today the donation of a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews—The HistoryMakers VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made in partnership with Harlem…

Up the Book Staircase (‘Paris Blues Revisited’)

By K Albert Murray, acclaimed essayist and author of several novels including Train. Whistle. Guitar has those floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that loom over you, hinting at timelessness. My acquaintance with his famed Harlem apartment is secondhand, but I’ve seen those shelves. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of…

Palm Cafe, 1950 in Harlem

The Palm Cafe at 209 West 125th Street. The palm was a one of the most well known jazz establishment in Harlem. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made in partnership with Harlem…