Harlem’s Mayme Hatcher Johnson (Audio)

The legendary Mayme Hatcher Johnson was born in North Carolina, 1915, and moved to New York City in 1938, where she found work as a waitress at a club owned by singer and actress Ethel Waters.

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Harlem Man Wilbur, Talks On The History Of The Harlem Numbers Industry (Video)

What an incredible video from Harlem Heritage Tours about Harlem man Wilbur, as he talks on the history of the Harlem Numbers industry or “the Harlem numbers game” in Harlem and it’s history. Continue Reading →

Harlem Gangster ‘Bumpy’ Johnson’s Granddaughter “The Annie Oakley of Harlem,” Dead At 66

bumpy13n-1-webMargaret Johnson, the granddaughter of larger-than-life Harlem gangster Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson who earned her own street stripes when she shot a mugger trying to rob her in her wheelchair, died Monday. She was 66. Continue Reading →