All-Female Drummers Lead Procession Through Harlem To Honor Our Ancestors

On Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Noon, The Healing Drum Collective and Batalá will lead an all-female drumming processional and walk to honor our Ancestors. Continue Reading →


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Join Black Victory: A Virtual Commemoration And Celebration Of Hope, Perseverance, And Resilience

East Harlem Preservation invites you to join us for a virtual commemoration of the two-year anniversary of the removal of the statue of J. Marion Sims—a white southern doctor who experimented on Black women. Continue Reading →


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“Beyond Sims” Community Discussion And Artistic Expression In East Harlem

After decades of community and global activism, the statue of J. Marion Sims was finally removed from East Harlem on April 17th, 2018. Continue Reading →


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EHP Annual Event, Celebrating The People’s Churches In East Harlem

Join the East Harlem Preservation team as we celebrate the recent victory of the removal of the J. Marion Sims statue and information on upcoming housing, cultural, and social justice campaigns. Continue Reading →


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We Did It! The J. Marion Sims Will Be Removed On Tuesday! #NotOurHero

After years of community action, including public protests26K+ petition signaturesdefacement with paint, and a near decapitation, the J. Marion Sims statue is finally coming down! We congratulate everyone involved in this effort! Continue Reading →


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The J. Marion Sims Will Be Removed In East Harlem

East Harlem Preservation is pleased to announce that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers have agreed with our call for the removal of the statue of J. Marion Sims from its location on Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street. Continue Reading →


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Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Rally To Remove Offensive Statue

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, elected officials and community leaders today rallied outside Central Park to demand the New York City Parks Department remove a patently offensive statue. Continue Reading →


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