Ghana President Kwame Nkrumah At the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, 1960

african president iin harlemGhana President Kwame Nkrumah addresses crowd in front of the Hotel Theresa in Harlem. Nkrumah declared the 20,000,000 American negroes constituted the strongest link between the people of North America and Africa. Continue Reading →

125th Street and Lenox Avenue, Harlem, 1950’s

125th street and lenox avenueA great image taken on a beautiful sunny day looking west across 125th Street on Lenox Avenue, Harlem, New York, 1950’s. Continue Reading →

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47815041Brownstone Gates, 122nd Street (photograph): $19.99 Continue Reading →

Hotel Olga: Race Retreat Of The Harlem Renaissance

591In December 1920, Ed H. Wilson opened a small hotel expressly for Harlem’s African-American clientele.  In an era when Harlem’s now iconic Hotel Theresa still loomed as a citadel of racial exclusion, his now idle 3-story building at Lenox Avenue and 145th Street stood as a crucible of black tourism. Continue Reading →

Marva Trotter Louis, Harlem Model, 1936

Harlem’s Marva Trotter Louis, the Chicago stenographer turned model, singer and the first wife of boxing legend Joe Louis and had two children (daughter Jacqueline in 1943 and son Joseph Louis Barrow, Jr. in 1947). Continue Reading →

“The Waldorf of Harlem,” The Hotel Theresa, Harlem NY (video)

MNY219441The Hotel Theresa, located at 2082-96 Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Boulevard between West 124th and 125th Streets in Harlem, NY, was, in the mid-20th century, a vibrant center of African American life in the area and the city. Continue Reading →

Fidel Castro And Malcolm X At The Hotel Theresa, 1960

fidel-y-malcom-x-1-580x377I always remember when I met with Malcolm X at the hotel Teresa, because he was the one who gave us support and made it possible for us to be accommodated there. Continue Reading →

Adam Clayton Powell and Malcolm X In the Hotel Theresa

3283282389_0a56c8e72bAdam Clayton Powell and Malcolm X in his office in the Hotel Theresa in central Harlem, 1960’s … become a fan of Harlem history at https://www.facebook.com/HarlemHiistory

The Best Five Films Ever Made in Harlem

While The 84th Academy Award nominations are telling you who and what talent to keep your eyes on for the upcoming Oscars on February 26th, at 7 pm on ABC. We here at Harlem World Magazine thought we would nominate our best five films ever made in Harlem, starting with the best first. Continue Reading →