The Legendary Vertner Woodson Tandy, The First African American Registered Architect In NY State

Harlem‘s Vertner Woodson Tandy, May 17, 1885 – November 7, 1949, was an American architect. Continue Reading →


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Tommy Smalls Was So Big They Used To Call Him The “Major Of Harlem,” In The 1950’s

Tommy Smalls, was born in 1926 – 1972, known as “Dr. Jive,” and the “Major of Harlem,” was an influencer before the Influencers we know today. Continue Reading →


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Harlem-Based Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation Returns To Its Detroit Roots

Gymnastics legend and advocate Wendy Hilliard, founder, and CEO of Harlem-based Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation (WHGF), trained at Detroit Recreation Department and went on to become the first African-American to represent the U.S. in international competition. 

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Diva Sara Lou Harris, Columbia Grad And The First Black Model To Be Featured In A National Ad Campaign

Sara Lou Harris was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina in 1926 to a house painter and a cotton mill worker. Carter died December 16, 2016. Continue Reading →


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