Seitu’s World: Harlem Jazz At George Washington’s Home At Jumel Mansion

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Photographs by Seitu Oronde

It was jazz in the plaza for the 21st Annual Jazz right on Wednesday. August 17th and Thursday, August 18th at the Morris-Jumel Mansion (just north of Harlem) in Inwood, New York . Continue Reading →

Harlem Society Listens To W.C. Handy In Harlem1936

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An elegant young boys, girls, men and women in Harlem high society listen to a performance by W.C. Handy at an art gallery, Harlem, New York,1936.

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Harlem Wall Reveals 1960s Artifacts

IMG_5252 (1)Gothamist reports recently, a little piece of Harlem’s history revealed itself. The wood paneling that has apparently been covering this wall since the 1960s was peeled off, and nearly perfectly preserved pieces fliers and posters from that time were uncovered in the process. Continue Reading →

President Harry S. Truman In Harlem, 1948-1952

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It’s 1948 in Harlem, where a large crowd hears an address by then Harry S. Truman as he campaigns in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

2125 Lexington Avenue In Harlem, 1913

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A great photograph on a nice sunny day during construction of a East Harlem brownstone  at 2125 Lexington Avenue at 126th Street in Harlem, New York, 1913. Continue Reading →

El Barrio/East Harlem Residents Walking Tour (audio)

Recuerdos Del Barrio is an audio walking tour based off of memories from life long East Harlem Residents. Continue Reading →

The Columbia Trust Company, Harlem, 1930′s

index.phpThe Columbia Trust Company in Harlem at 151-153 West 125th Street at Lenox Avenue – Seventh Avenue, Harlem, New York, 1930′s. Continue Reading →

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson At Ticket Campaign In Harlem 1939

Robinson Bill - At ticket campaign with crowd in HarlemBill “Bojangles” Robinson is all kisses at a Ticket Campaign for the New York Worlds Fair, on 132nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Central Harlem, NY 1939 Continue Reading →

Souleo: The Politics of Preserving African-American Historic Sites

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A discount furniture store now occupies the space where boxing legend, Joe Frazier trained in Philadelphia. Continue Reading →