The Legendary Songwriter And Composer Of “Made In Harlem,” Perry Bradford 1893 – 1970

Perry Bradford, February 14, 1893, Montgomery, Alabama – April 20, 1970, New York, was an American songwriter and composer of Made In Harlem. Continue Reading →


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Eubie Blake One Of The Finest Musicians Of Harlem’s Jazz Era (Video)

James Hubert Blake, February 7, 1884 – February 12, 1983, known as Eubie Blake, was an American composer, lyricist, and pianist of ragtime, jazz, and popular music. Continue Reading →


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Harlem’s James Reese Europe Invented Jazz, Was The Martin Luther King Of Music, 1881 – 1919

James Reese Europe, 22, February 1881 – 9 May 1919, was an American ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer. Continue Reading →


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Interview: A’lelia Bundles Great-Great-Grand Daughter Of Madam C. J. Walker

bundles in harlemI’m sitting in my office, looking out at the trees. Although the air conditioner is on to cool the rest of the house (because it’s 90 degrees outside), I have one window open so I can hear the birds and smell the honeysuckle and magnolias  that are in full bloom this week. Continue Reading →


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Leonard Harper, Harlem, New York 1925

leonard harper in harlem1Leonard Harper (born April 9, 1899 in Birmingham, Alabama- died February 4, 1943, Harlem, New York) was a producer /stager/ choreographer in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s. Continue Reading →


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Strivers Row

Striver's Row

Strivers’ Row is three rows of townhouses in western Harlem, in the New York City borough of Manhattan on West 138th and West 139th between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Continue Reading →


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