ABC-CLIO Online History Award

I’m pleased to announce that Digital Harlem has been awarded the 2010 ABC-CLIO Online History Award, an award given by the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. “The committee was taken with the novel and sophisticated approach to the presentation of primary-source ephemera on this site. Unlike so many… Continue reading ABC-CLIO Online History Award


Parades in 1920s Harlem

Harlem is also a parade ground. During the warmer months of the year no Sunday passes without several parades.  There are brass bands, marchers in resplendent regalia, and high dignitaries with gorgeous insignia riding in automobiles.  Almost any excuse for parading is sufficient -- the funeral of a member of the lodge, the laying of… Continue reading Parades in 1920s Harlem