The History Of Veterans Day From Harlem To Hollywood

369th harlem hellfightersWorld War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. Continue Reading →

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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The Harlem Air Squadron, NY, 1935

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A photograph of members of the Harlem Air Squadron at the Roosevelt Field Airport in Long Island, New York, 1935.

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The Inamori Projects ‘Prayer Of Love and Peace’ Comes To Harlem

mail (2)Harlem arts guru Voza Rivers executive producer of New Heritage Theater and Kate Ibu, Internal Producer, the New Heritage theater  and writes that Noriko Inamori, the founding creator of the Inamori Project, passed away in 2013. Continue Reading →

Gov. Cuomo Announces Col. David Martinez Leader Of The ‘Harlem Hellfighters’

d martinez new head on hellightersGov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that Col. David Martinez, an Albany resident and veteran of the Iraq War, has been named to command the New York Army National Guard’s historic 369th Sustainment Brigade. Continue Reading →

Lenox Avenue, Harlem, 1927

Lenox Avenue Harlem 1927It’s a beautiful midday afternoon looking southeast on Lenox Avenue and 116th Street (with Mount Morris Park fire tower in the distance to the right) in Harlem, New York, 1927. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Kiddies Band Dominated Nazi-Occupied Denmark

shapeimage_6Anne Dvinge has just published an article about Harlem Kiddies entitled ’Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Afro-Danish jazz band Harlem Kiddies and discourses of race and resistance in 1940s Denmark’ in the international journal African and Black Diaspora. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Eugene Jacques Bullard, The First African American Fighter Pilot

Eugene Jacques Bullard (1894-1961) was the first African American to fly a fighter plane and was known as the “black swallow of death” for his courage during missions. He led a colorful life, much of it in Europe. Continue Reading →