Harlem’s Ella Baker, A Great Woman Behind A Great Movement 1903-1986 (Video)

Ella Josephine Baker, December 13, 1903 – December 13, 1986, was an African-American civil right and human rights activist. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned more than five decades. Continue Reading →

“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 →

Families, Rights Groups Demand U.N. Investigate U.S. Police Brutality, Protest Suppression

In an unprecedented move, the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, and Philando Castile, together with over 600 rights groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union and U.S. Human Rights Network. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Matthew Henson The First Man To Reach The Geographic North Pole 1929-1955

Matthew Alexander Henson, August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955, was an American explorer who accompanied Rear Admiral Robert Peary on seven voyages to the Arctic over a period of nearly 23 years. Continue Reading →

Google Celebrates America’s Story, The 100th Anniversary Of “The Negro Silent Protest Parade”

“There was no singing, no chanting — just silence,” read the statement published by Google this morning. Continue Reading →

Harold Jackman, The Most Handsome Man In Harlem 1920’s-1930’s

If you scan the index of any reputable book on the Harlem Renaissance, you should find at least one listing for Harold Jackman, w,ho was fabulously called “The Most Handsome Man In Harlem,” from the 1920’s to 1930’s.  Continue Reading →