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Hubert Julian was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1897, the son of a cocoa plantation manager. He migrated to Canada in 1914, where he claimed to have learned to pilot an aeroplane and served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Continue Reading →
A rare photograph of Harlem’s fashionable pilot Hubert Fauntleroy Julian (aka The Black Eagle), arm-in-arm with the beautiful legendary female pilot Bessie Coleman. Only Harlemite can look this good after a parachute landing. Continue Reading →
The free, family-friendly production of Shakespeare’s classic, Macbeth, directed by Carl Cofield, and starring Classical Theatre of Harlem Producing Artistic Director, Ty Jones, will run from July 10th through 31st with preview performances July 8th and 9th at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. Continue Reading →
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem celebrates the life of Duke Ellington today. Ellington’s life plays a major role in the museum and the current exhibit, VIBRATIONS, where visitors can see rare artifacts from his granddaughter Mercedes Ellington’s collection. Continue Reading →