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 →

Twenty Two West (“22 West”)

“22 West” was the name of the Harlem Restaurant – Bar – Jazz Club – Gallery & Banquet Room, that was located at 22W.135th St., between 5th and Lenox in Manhattan. Continue Reading →