Harlem’s George Alfred Townsend, Civil War Correspondent, And Novelist, 1841 – 1914

George Alfred Townsend, January 30, 1841 – April 15, 1914, was a war correspondent during the Civil War, and a novelist in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The New York City Draft Riots Of 1863

In September of 1862, President Abraham Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation. It would take effect January 1, 1863, and free slaves in areas of the nation still in rebellion against the Union. Continue Reading →

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