HW Pick: ‘Marcus Garvey, Look For Me In The Whirlwind’ Film In Harlem

marcus garveyMarcus Garvey: Look For Me In The Whirlwind, the first comprehensive documentary to tell the life story of this controversial leader, uses a wealth of material from the Garvey movement-written documents, film and photographs-to reveal what motivated a poor Jamaican to set up an international organization in Harlem for the African diaspora, what led to his early successes, and why he died lonely and forgotten. 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 →

W. A. Domingo, Harlem, 1919-

W.A. Domingo in harlemApart from Randolph and the Messenger crew, there was another organization that attacked Garvey just as bitterly—the African Blood Brotherhood (ABB). Continue Reading →

“The Black Star Steamship Line,” At The Harlem Pier

The shining star of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association UNIA movement offices (pictured below) were located at 54-56 West 135th Street Street was the Black Star Steamship Line, Inc., from 1919 to 1922 (pictured above at Harlem Pier). Continue Reading →

James Van Der Zee’s G.G.G. Studio, Harlem, 1940′s

VanDerZeeStudio125A rare photograph of the James Van Der Zee’s studio located on the east side of Lenox Avenue between 123rd and 124th Streets, in the 1940′s.  Continue Reading →

Marcus Garvey In His Harlem Office, 1914

390456_321136221247341_1907102897_nMarcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940), was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). Continue Reading →

Hugh Mulzac a Ships Mate on the SS Yarmouth in Harlem (video)

Hugh Mulzac (March 26, 1886–1971) was an African-American member of the United States Merchant Marine. Continue Reading →