The 21st Annual Juneteenth Celebration In Harlem

gorby 1Photographs and text by Gorbachev Street

The tradition continues with the  Annual Juneteenth Celebration. A day for African Americans to observe the glorious day Union General Gordon Granger entered into Gavelston,TX on June 19, 1865, reading aloud the emancipation which led to the freedom of 250,000 slaves.  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 →

Aaron Clark, Harlem ‘King Of Lotteries,’ 1860

According to his own Family Record, Aaron was born 16 October 1787 in Worthington, MA, son of David Clark and his second wife Lydia Benjamin. Continue Reading →

The Impossible is Possible

By Claude Jay

The Origin of the Watch Night Service

On December 31, people around the world will gather to celebrate waiting and watching as 2009 goes out and the New Year 2010 comes in. Just a short subway ride from Harlem, thousands of people will gather to watch the ball drop In Time Square. As we look back on 2009, there is much to reflect on in our lives, in our neighborhoods, city, state, country and world. Continue Reading →