Harlem Rep Espaillat Recognizes 55th Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement in recognition of the anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, signed into law this day in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson: Continue Reading →

Izola Ware Curry Tried To Assassinate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr In Harlem 1958 (Video)

Isola Ware Curry June 14, 1916 – March 7, 2015, was an African-American woman who attempted to assassinate civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King JrContinue Reading →

CBS’s Bill Whitaker’s Harlem History Is The North Star Of His Journalism

Longtime CBS News correspondent Bill Whitaker said journalists must remain free to “hear the dispossessed, free to challenge the status quo,” and “free to present truth to the powerful.” Continue Reading →

Souleo: Saving the site of MLK’s ‘War Room’

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By Souleo

This year’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, compiled by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, includes a popular disco in the LGBT community, Miami’s Little Havana, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “war room,” housed inside of the A.G. Gaston Motel in Birmingham, AL.

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