The Harlem Riot Of 1964

800px-Demonstrators-Harlem-1964On Thursday, July 16, 1964, James Powell was shot and killed by police Lieutenant Thomas Gilligan. The second bullet of three fired by Lieutenant Gilligan killed the 15-year-old African American in front of his friends and about a dozen other witnesses. Continue Reading →

Reverend Major Jealous “Father” Divine in Harlem

Father Divine (c. 1876 – September 10, 1965), also known as Reverend M. J. Divine, was an African American spiritual leader from about 1907 until his death. His full self-given name was Reverend Major Jealous Divine, and he was also known as “the Messenger” early in his life. Continue Reading →

The Astor Row Townhouses, Harlem, 1940

Astor Row is the name given to 130th Street between Fifth Avenue and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, in the New York City borough of Manhattan. More specifically, it refers to the semi-attached row houses on the south side of the street. Continue Reading →

Harlem Club, Lenox Avenue And 123rd Street, Harlem, NY 1890’s

1893 Print Harlem Club Building Lenox Avenue New York ORIGINAL HISTORIC IMAGE

The Harlem Club postcard with the photographer in the street on Lenox Avenue and 123rd Street in Harlem, NY, 1890’s. Continue Reading →