The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Harlem

Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) was headquartered in Harlem from 1918 to 1927.  The organization generally appears in accounts of Harlem on parade, on the occasion of its conventions.  However, the UNIA occupied more than the streets. Its headquarters was on West 135th Street, as were the offices of a number of the… Continue reading The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Harlem

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Shane White in The Chronicle of Higher Education

A column by Shane White appeared in the April 17, 2011 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Titled, "An Aussie Takes on African-American History," it discusses his perspective as a historian, not Digital Harlem as such, but the site and our book, Playing the Numbers, gets a plug at the end -- which seems… Continue reading Shane White in The Chronicle of Higher Education

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