Lola Jackson, The First Female Harlem Air Squadron Member, 1935

the-harlem-air-squadronA rare photograph of Lola Jackson (second from the right), “The First Female member” of the first Harlem “Negro Air Squadron in the world,” receiving an award from other Squadron members at the Roosevelt Field airport in Long Island, New York, on July 24th, 1935.

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New York Juvenile Asylum in Washington Heights, 1856-1901

juvenile asylum 1New York Juvenile Asylum, 175th Street near between 10th and 11th Avenues just north of Harlem in Washington Heights, New York, 1872.

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Cowperthwait & Sons Store “The Oldest Furniture Business In America”, 1902

1902 E 120 St to 3 Av HARLEM NYC New York City Photo 8 x 10Here’s a photograph taken during a snowy winter day of the Cowperthwait & Sons store facing south at 2212 to 2224 East 121th Street at 3rd Avenue, in East Harlem, NY in 1902. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Cole Sisters, 1911

Negro Basketball New York Girls Cole Sisters Harlem Repro POSTCARD#200The Negro Basketball New York Girls Cole Sisters was the sister team of the Black Fives Era men’s basketball teams, coached by Conrad Norman, Harlem, New York. 1911 Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Josephine Baker And Madame C. J. Walker In Women’s Stories Film Series

JosephineBaker2Josephine Baker: Black Diva In A Whit Man’s World

A tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular performing artists of the 20th century and the Harlem Renaissance. Her legendary banana belt dance created theatre history; her song “J’ai deux amours” became a classic, and her hymn. Continue Reading →

In Celebration Of Women’s History Month Hosted By Rangel

1891515_10151908164646968_1299294548_oCongressman Rangel invites the Harlem World Magazine readers to the celebration Of Women’s History Month hosted by the congressman. Continue Reading →

The Young Women’s Leadership School of Harlem At Time Warner Cable

IMG_1481Great photos from a visit made to the Time Warner Cable offices by the students of The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem last Thursday, February 27th, 2014. Continue Reading →

Whistle In Mississippi In Harlem

downloadIn 1955, Emmett and his cousin, both from Chicago, went to visit family in Mississippi…according to several versions, Emmett whistled at a white woman and others say he grabbed her hand and asked for a date; others say all he did was say “Bye, baby” as he left the store. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The Phil Young Experience In Harlem

IMG_1849By Seitu OrondeSeitu was in the world of Harlem this time checking out the Phil Young Experience in Harlem on February 14th, 2014, with fine food and a great vibe.

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