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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 →
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 →
They 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 →
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.
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 →