The Legendary Cotton Club In Harlem 1923 To 1935

The Cotton Club was a New York City nightclub from 1923 to 1940. It was located on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue (1923 to 1935), then briefly in midtown Theater District 1935-1940. Continue Reading →


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Harold Jackman, The Most Handsome Man In Harlem 1920’s-1930’s

harlem jackmanIf you scan the index of any reputable book on the Harlem Renaissance, you should find at least one listing for Harold Jackman.  Continue Reading →


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Harlem’s Jane White, Sugar Hill Resident, An Award Winning Stage And Film Actress

Jane White was born on this date in 1922. She was an African American stage actress and dancer. Continue Reading →


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Portrait Of Harlem’s Blanche Dunn By Carl Van Vechten 1941

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Earlier in the week we posted photographs of  Blanche Dunn, who lived the American dream, she was a glamorous Jamaican born actress, socialite, and Harlemite who traveled the world, here are more of photographs taken by her friend Carl Van Vechten in Harlem, New York 1941. Continue Reading →


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James Richmond Barthé, Harlem, 1901-1989

Richmond BartheJames Richmond Barthé, also known as Richmond Barthé (January 28, 1901 – March 5, 1989) was an African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →


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Nora Holt “The Mama That Can’t Behave” In Harlem (warning)

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She was satirized under pseudonyms in Harlem Renaissance novels. Throughout that period she was referred to as a bronze venus, dusky diva and outrageous party girl.  Continue Reading →


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Book: ‘O, Write My Name’ : American Portraits, Harlem Heroes By Carl Van Vechten

1985_510‘O, Write My Name’: American Portraits, Harlem Heroes presents us with portraits of fifty extraordinary people who participated in the great cultural movement that was the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →


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