Explore Harlem’s Schomburg Center Collections With Their Summer Music Mash-Up

As the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture continues to expand its services, they encourage you to drop by for a visit to make use of their collections, view their exhibitions, and explore the Schomburg Shop. 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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We’re Just Wild About Harlem Mayor Noble Sissle, 1889 – 1975 (Video)

noble_sissle-mayor-of-harlemNoble Lee Sissle (July 10, 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana – December 17, 1975 in Tampa, Florida) was an African-American jazz composer, lyricist, bandleader, singer, and playwright. 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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