Fannie Emma Pennington, “Harlem’s Martriarch” 1914-2013 (Video)

Fannie Emma Pennington, February 1, 1914 – February 13, 2013, was an American activist, organizer, and fundraising coordinator for U.S. Congressional Representative (Harlem) Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.’s Isaac Democratic Club and the Abyssinian Baptist Church A.C.P. Overseas Club. Continue Reading →

“The Exile” The First African American Talkie Debut In Harlem 1931 (video)

Micheaux_ExileThe Exile is a 1931 American film by Oscar Micheaux with the co-direction of the Dances and Ensemble by Leonard Harper. A drama–romance of the race film genre, it was Micheaux’s first feature-length talkie, and the first African American talkie.  Continue Reading →

Leonard Harper Way Honors Legendary Harlem Producer

leonard harper in harlem132nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem is now co-named Leonard Harper Way. Continue Reading →

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