The Legendary Hamilton Lodge Ball Home At The Rockland Palace Dance Hall In Harlem 1920’s

The Rockland Palace was the home of Hamilton Lodge Ball at the corner at 280 West 155th street and Frederick Douglass Avenues in Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s. Continue Reading →


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OnSite Opera Presents Black History Tours In Harlem (Video)

Musical performances by acclaimed baritone Kenneth Overton and pianist Kevin J. Miller Historical narrative written and performed by award-winning author Eric K. Washington. Continue Reading →


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Richard Bruce Nugent, Writer, Painter, Advocate And Founder Of The Harlem Cultural Council

Richard Bruce Nugent, July 2, 1906 – May 27, 1987, aka Richard Bruce and Bruce Nugent, was the first black gay and out writer and painter during the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →


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William G. Pomeroy Foundation Provides Grant To While We Are Still Here To Celebrate Harlem’s History

From Ethel Waters and Althea Gibson to Marcus Garvey and Langston Hughes, Harlem’s extraordinary historic legacy.

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The Historic Lenox Avenue, Langston Hughes Called It “Harlem’s Heartbeat,” 1887

Lenox Avenue – also named Malcolm X Boulevard; both names are officially recognized – is the primary north-south route through Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →


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The Legendary Cotton Club In Harlem 1923 To 1935

The Cotton Club was a New York City nightclub from 1923 to 1940. It was located on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue (1923 to 1935), then briefly in midtown Theater District 1935-1940. Continue Reading →


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“Hubert Harrison: The Struggle For Equality, 1918-1927” And The Harrison Biography

By Jeffrey B. Perry

The forthcoming, December 2020, Columbia University Press publication of “Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927,” follows “Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918.” Continue Reading →


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