Harlem’s Legendary Samuel Jesse Battle, The First African-American New York City Police Department Officer, 1883 – 1966

Samuel Jesse Battle, January 16, 1883 – August 7, 1966, was an American police officer and the first African-American New York City Police Department officer, sworn in on March 6, 1911. Continue Reading →

Finding Covered History, The Film “UNMARKED” Uncovers Lost African-American Gravesites

Similar to the slave and native Amercian gravesites in Inwood, NY (north of Harlem), First Run Features presents the Streaming and DVD Premiere of the new documentary UNMARKED, beginning April Continue Reading →

Catlett, Tanner, Woodruff And More At African-American Fine Art Auction At Swann Galleries

The folks at Swann Galleries spent the summer pulling together some of their best catalogings and preparing material to fill the upcoming superb auction. Become a Harlem insider – Sign-Up Continue Reading →