Hubert H. Harrison, Harlem Publisher

Hubert H HarrisonHubert H. Harrison, “The Negro and the Nation” (Cosmo-Advocate Publishing Company, 2305 Seventh Avenue, New York, 1917). Continue Reading →

Pabst Harlem, Harlem, 1900-1917

M3Y45636The A.H. Meyer’s Pabst (of the beer family) Harlem Music Hall and Restaurant, building at 243-51 West 124th Street, east of 8th Avenue, a venue that lasted the first three decades of the 20th century.   Continue Reading →

Dr. J. Marion Sims, The Founder Of The Harlem Women’s Hospital

j-marionsimsportraitAt the time of his death in 1893, there was no controversy at all: Dr. J. Marion Sims was heralded as a surgical pioneer and a hero—thought of so highly, a statue memorializing him went up a year later in Bryant Park. Continue Reading →

Women’s Hospital, Harlem, 1910

New York City NY-WOMENS HOSPTIAL-AMSTERDAM AVENUE & 110th STREET-Postcard HarlemWomen’s Hospital in Manhattanville, West 109th Street near Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem, New York, 1910 postcard. Continue Reading →

Marcus, Josephine, Coltrane, Monk … At Swann Galleries Auction

george washington carvey letterAs we celebrate American history, the Swann Galleries offer us an opportunity to own it. On Thursday, March 27 Swann Galleries will offer a rich assortment of historical material related to the African experience in the Americas in their 19th annual auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana. Continue Reading →

Hazel The “Darling of Café Society” Scott, 1920 – 1981 (video)

Hazel-Scott-James-J-Kriegsmann_0Hazel The “Darling of Café Society” Scott, (June 11, 1920 – October 2, 1981). She was called the “Darling of Café Society” back in 1939 when New York City was alive with the sounds of swing. A sexy siren sitting bare-shouldered at the piano, Hazel Scott captivated audiences with her renditions of classical masterpieces by Chopin, Bach and Rachmaninoff. Continue Reading →

W. A. Domingo, Harlem, 1919-

W.A. Domingo in harlemApart from Randolph and the Messenger crew, there was another organization that attacked Garvey just as bitterly—the African Blood Brotherhood (ABB). Continue Reading →