“Home To Harlem” Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis And More Archives Now Available To Public

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is pleased to announce the latest milestones in its ongoing “Home to Harlem” initiative.

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Harlem Legend Rosa Guy, Harlem Writers Guild Co-Founder And More, 1922-2012

Rosa Cuthbert Guy (/ˈɡiː/), September 1, 1922 – June 3, 2012, was a Trinidad-born American writer who grew up in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Legendary Actors Ruby Dee And Ossie Davis Honored With Harlem Street Co-Naming

In keeping with The Dwyer Cultural Center’s (DCC) distinction of showcasing Harlem’s history, on Saturday, April 20th, 2019, DCC will host a ceremonial unveiling of Ruby Dee Place and Ossie Davis Way (the northeast corner of 123rd and Saint Nicholas Avenue). Continue Reading →

Hip, Hip, Hooray, Harlem’s Schomburg Acquires Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Archive

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library has acquired the full archive of actors and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Burnetta Jones, Hair Salon Owner And First Major Owner Of A Recording Studio (Video)

Genre Magazine writes that this story about I Was Born This Way starts in New York city, but has nothing to do with New York native Lady Gaga. Continue Reading →