The Grand Boule’, Family, Social, Spiritual And Communal From Harlem To Hollywood Since 1904 –

The attached Ebony magazine article posted below was originally written to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Grand Boule in 2004: Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jane White, Sugar Hill Resident, An Award Winning Stage And Film Actress

Jane White was born on this date in 1922. She was an African American stage actress and dancer. Continue Reading →

Display Marks Centennial Of 1917 NAACP “The Negro Silent Protest Parade” Organized In Harlem

The Silent Protest Parade on Fifth Avenue on July 28, 1917, one of the first major mass demonstrations by African Americans, will be the focus of a special display of four historic photographs at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, on view from Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 30. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Grace Nail Johnson, Activist, Arts Patron And Wife Of Writer James Weldon Johnson

Grace Nail Johnson, February 27, 1885 – November 1, 1976, was a civil rights activist and patron of the arts, and wife of writer James Weldon Johnson. Continue Reading →

John E. Nail, Harlem Realtor, Organizer And Visionary, 1883 – 1947

John E. (Jack) Nail, 1883 – 1947, was born in New London, Connecticut, and was a successful Harlem, New York realtor. Continue Reading →

Google Celebrates America’s Story, The 100th Anniversary Of “The Negro Silent Protest Parade”

“There was no singing, no chanting — just silence,” read the statement published by Google this morning. Continue Reading →

“The Negro Silent Protest Parade” Formed By Harlem’s St. Philip’s Church, 1917

The march was organized by W. E. B. Du Bois, the NAACP, second vice president of the NAACP, Harlem‘s James Weldon Johnson, and Rev. Hutchens Chew Bishop, rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church and realtor John E. Nail in Harlem, on July 28, 1917.

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