Harry Pace’s World, Handy, Du Bois, Waters, The Black Swan Records And More In Harlem

Harry Herbert Pace, January 6, 1884 – July 19, 1943, was an African-American music publisher and insurance executive, and the founder of Black Swan Records in 1922 based at 2289 Seventh Avenue in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Harlem Singer, Dancer, And Female Impersonator Henry “Rubberlegs” Williams (Video)

Henry “Rubberlegs” Williams, July 14, 1907 – October 17, 1962, was an American blues and jazz singer, dancer and occasional female impersonator. Continue Reading →

The Renaissance Theater And Casino, Harlem NY, 1923

the renaissance ballron in harlem

If one walks along Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard (aka Seventh Avenue) in Harlem today, they will see, for the first time in over 90 years, a vacant lot on the east side of the thoroughfare between West 137th and West 138th Streets. Continue Reading →

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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