Harlem’s Florence Mills The “Queen Of Happiness,” Who Marked The Beginning Of The Harlem Renaissance, 1896 – 1927

Florence Mills, born Florence Winfrey; January 25, 1896 – November 1, 1927, this Harlem resident was billed as the “Queen of Happiness”, billed as a cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian – becoming the world first it girl! Continue Reading →

Re-Name The 135th Street Plaza In St. Nicholas Park After Legendary Harlemite Florence Mills

By Savona Bailey-McClain

Florence Mills, known as the “Queen of Happiness” was one of the most successful entertainers of the 1920s. Continue Reading →


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Photographer James Van Der Zee’s G.G.G. Studio In Harlem, New York 1940’s

A rare photograph of the James Van Der Zee’s G.G.G. Studio at 272 Malcolm X Blvd, Harlem, NY on the east side of Lenox Avenue between 123rd and 124th Streets, in the 1940s. Continue Reading →

James Van Der Zee’s Harlem Weddings New York 1906 -1983 (Photographs)

James Van Der Zee was born on June 29, 1886,

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NDI’s Harlem State Of Mind End Of Year Performance

On June 17 – 19th, 2017, two hundred children from across New York City showcased the spirit of Harlem at National Dance Institute’s culminating Event of the Year, Harlem Night Song.  Continue Reading →

Miss Suzie Porter, By James Van Der Zee, Harlem, NY 1915

Miss Suzie Porter Harlem photo by James Van Der Zee 1915 1A great image of Harlem resident Miss Suzie Porter at home by legendary Harlem photographer James Van Der Zee, in Harlem New York, 1915.

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