The National Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting nominations for its annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places®. Continue Reading →
Louise Cook, nicknamed “Jota” or “Snake Hips,” was an exotic dancer in Harlem, who appeared in Oscar Micheaux’s breakthrough 1931 film “The Exile.” Continue Reading →
Frank “The Harlem Coffee Cooler” Craig was a boxer was born on April 1 1868; Columbus, Georgia (other sources report his birthday on April 1, 1870) Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →
The show of the forty images documents the faith traditions of African Americans.
There was a woodpecker at work on the big cherry-tree this morning. For an hour he hammered away, with an industry which ought to have brought him a good breakfast. Continue Reading →
The incredible Lillyn Brown (born Lillian Thomas, April 24, 1885 – June 8, 1969), sometimes credited as Lillyan Brown, was an American singer, vaudeville entertainer and teacher who claimed to be “the first professional vocalist to sing the blues in front of the public”. Continue Reading →
Morris (Maishel Arriz in Hebrew) Harris was born in Svadish, Lithuania (then a part of Russia) in 1874. Svadish was one block long with very small one-story houses, except for the Harris house which had two stories.
The Harlem Cultural Festival or as it is more commonly known Black Woodstock featured a number of concerts that were held on the hills of Mount Morris Park in Harlem. Continue Reading →