Harlem’s Hubert H. Harrison’s Historical Papers Now Online At Columbia University

The papers of one of Harlem’s brilliant, influential writer, orator, educator, critic, and political activist Hubert H. Harrison during the early decades of the 20th century is now available online at Columbia Unversity in Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Fannie Emma Pennington, “Harlem’s Martriarch” 1914-2013 (Video)

Fannie Emma Pennington, February 1, 1914 – February 13, 2013, was an American activist, organizer, and fundraising coordinator for U.S. Congressional Representative (Harlem) Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.’s Isaac Democratic Club and the Abyssinian Baptist Church A.C.P. Overseas Club. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Wedding Of Nat and Maria Cole, 1948

6a00e55127ad358833017d42678ffe970c-800wiThey were dressed to the nines!  After all, it was Sunday in Harlem.  Harlemites were known to dress their best, in the finest materials, and in the latest of styles for the Sunday afternoon fashion parades on the avenues.  Continue Reading →

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Ethiopian Emperor Haille Selassie Visits In Harlem, 1954 (Video)

First, the stylish Emperor of Ethiopian, Haille Selassie, toured at the top of the Empire State Building, then Emperor Selassie drove uptown to crowds waving, from apartment buildings to the crowded streets throughout the tour in Harlem, NY, 1954.

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Congressman Adriano Espaillat Recognizes African American Political Trailblazers

Today, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement in recognition of African American political trailblazers, former Congressmen Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Charles B. Rangel, of New York’s 13th Congressional District: Continue Reading →

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, And Spy In Harlem NY 1920’s

bonhoeffer_portraet01Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German: [ˈdiːtʁɪç ˈboːnhœfɐ]; 4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, key founding member of the Confessing Church and Harlemite in the 1920’s. Continue Reading →

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In His Third Attempt, Adriano Espaillat Claims a Congressional Victory

thrid time a charmState Senator Adriano Espaillat claimed victory tonight in the bitter primary race to succeed Congressman Charles Rangel—a victory that, if it holds, will put him in line to become the first Dominican-American elected to Congress. Continue Reading →

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Polls Close As 9 Candidates Hope To Replace Charles Rangel

charles-rangelNew York Congressional Primary polls are closing in an hour as the final New Yorkers place their votes to determine congressional candidates for November’s general elections.In Harlem, voters will decide who will succeed Congressman Charles Rangel, who is retiring after more than 40 years of service. Continue Reading →

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Congrats, Harlem’s Rangel Honored With Governor’s Medal Of Public Service

image002 (1)Before a highly-distinguished audience during the Governor’s brunch celebrating the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, Congressman Charles B. Rangel was honored by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Continue Reading →

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Another Harlem Story: Canada Lee And H. Jack Geiger, 1940

Canada lee and Jack-GeigerHere’s another of one of those wonderful Harlem stories. Harlem born Canada Lee met and was an influence on H. Jack Geiger, founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Continue Reading →

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