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Harlem Resident, Vietnam Vet, Presidential Aide And More, John P. Wheeler III

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The #1 source in the world for all things Harlem. John Parsons Wheeler III, December 14, 1944 –c. December 30, 2010, known as Jack Wheeler, was a Harlem resident, he was chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund….

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From DuBois To Lupino To Papp, Harlem’s Legendary Eulalie Spence 1894 – 1981

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The #1 source in the world for all things Harlem. Eulalie Spence, June 11, 1894 – March 7, 1981, was a Harlem-based writer, teacher, director, actress and playwright from the British West Indies. She was an influential member…

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Mother A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem Receives New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Grant

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The #1 source in the world for all things Harlem. The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced eight Sacred Sites Grants totaling $140,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including $30,000 to Mother A.M.E. Zion Church…

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Harlem’s Willis Nathaniel Huggins, Fordham’s The First Black Student To Receive A PhD

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The #1 source in the world for all things Harlem. Willis Nathaniel Huggins, February 7, 1886 – July 15?, 1941, was a historian and social activist based in Harlem, NY. He was one of the earliest proponents of…

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Join The WomensActivism.NYC Story-A-Thon For Women From Harlem To Harare

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The #1 source in the world for all things Harlem. Throughout history, women have always had an impact on our policies and politics. Now, in this historic election year, the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S.,…

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A’Lelia Walker’s Legendary Dark Tower In Harlem 1885-1931 (Photographs)

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The #1 source in the world for all things Harlem. This was A’Lelia Walker’s, back in the day from 1885-1931, it was a home and famous salon, “The Dark Tower,” which she hosted for writers, musicians, artists at 108 West…

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Louis Philippe I, The Last King Of France Exiled In Harlem NY

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The #1 source in the world for all things Harlem. Louis Philippe I, 6 October 1773 – 26 August 1850, was King of the French from 1830 to 1848 and the last French king and arrived in Harlem…

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Isidor Straus And Wife, The Harlemites Who Died On The Titanic 1912

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The #1 source in the world for all things Harlem. Isidor Straus, February 6, 1845 – April 15, 1912, was a German-born American Jewish businessman, politician and co-owner of Macy’s department store with his brother Nathan. He also…

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A Complete History Of Gambling In Harlem

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The #1 source in the world for all things Harlem. Gambling laws in modern-day New York State are confusing and at times contradictory, but it hasn’t always been this way. Over the course of the past 150 years…

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