The End Of Harlem Farmland, “The Greatest Grid,” Demolition At Eight And 106th Street 1870’s

An amazing photograph looking North at the demolition of Harlem’s former rolling hills into “The Greatest Grid,” at Eighth Avenue from 106th Street looking northeast towards West Harlem around the 1870s.

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The Harlem Renaissance And What Makes A Leader Great

The Harlem Renaissance is the name given to a period in the early twentieth century, roughly from the 1910s through to the mid-1930s, when a considerable amount of artistic works, including literature, art, stage performance, and music, came out of Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jessie Waddell, Founder Of The West Indian Carnival, NY 1920’s

westindianparade_then in harlemMany slaves brought the tradition of African outdoor ceremonies to the Caribbean. However, once enslaved, they were prohibited from holding public celebrations despite their slaveholders’ engagement in street parades like Mardi Gras. Continue Reading →