Library Of Congress Acquires Nearly 100,000 Images By Harlem Photographer Shawn Walker

It’s Halloween in Harlem, sometime in the 1970s. Five children stand in a shadowed doorway: Mickey Mouse and a little monster pose at the top of the steps, while Superman is already on the move toward the next house. Continue Reading →

Harlem Cultural Festival, “The Black Woodstock,” Harlem, New York, 1969 (Video)

The Harlem Cultural Festival (also known as Black Woodstock) was a series of music concerts held in Harlem in New York City during the summer of 1969 to celebrate African American music and culture and to promote the continued politics of black pride. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: What Makes Social Protest Effective? A Unique School Sends Teens Citywide Seeking Answers (Updated)

By Michael McQuillan

In November 1969 I with classmates at the Bronx High School of Science chipped in for a rickety school bus so we could march against the Vietnam War in Washington. Continue Reading →

NFL Anthem Protests Evolve Past Kaepernick’s Original Intent And Harlem Man Loves It

What began more than a year ago with an NFL quarterback protesting police brutality against people of color by kneeling silently during the national anthem before games has grown into a roar with hundreds of players sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms — their reasons for demonstrating as varied as their methods. Continue Reading →


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