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Claude McKay MP (1889 - 1948)

11/15/2015 11/15/2015

Arthur Mitchell (born March 27, 1934) is an African-American dancer and choreographer who created a training school and the first African-American classical ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem. Amo...

9/28/2015 9/28/2015

George Samuel Schuyler MP (1895 - 1977)

""the Black Mencken""

Major African-American author, and one of the first African-American journalists to achieve national prominence. Son of George Francis Schuyler and Eliza Jane Fisher Schuyler. He married Josephine Co...

11/14/2010 7/16/2015

Phillipa Duke Schuyler MP (1931 - 1967)

Philippa Duke Schuyler (/ˈskaɪlər/; August 2, 1931 – May 9, 1967) was a noted American child prodigy and pianist. from Cool Chicks from History Piano prodigy Philippa Duke Schuyler was the daughter...

11/14/2010 7/16/2015

Religious Leader, Social Reformer, and Author. He was pastor of the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City, New York from 1908 to 1937, and was the father of minister and Congressm...

6/14/2007 3/13/2013

Countee LeRoy Cullen MP (1903 - 1946)

Countee Cullen (May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946) was an American poet who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Early life Countee Cullen was possibly born on May 30,[1] although due t...

2/11/2013 2/11/2013

Duke Elllington MP (1899 - 1974)

"Duke Ellington", "the Duke"

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the opinion of Bob Blumenthal of The ...

4/1/2012 4/1/2012

See also Jean Toomer (December 26, 1894 – March 30, 1967) was an American poet and novelist and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance. His first book Cane, published in 1923, is considere...

12/2/2010 3/25/2012

Walter Francis White MP (1893 - 1955)

WALTER FRANCIS WHITE, 1893-1955 Walter White was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 1, 1893. He was one of the seven children (he had five sisters and one brother) of George White, a Post Office emplo...

2/12/2012 3/25/2012

Carl Van Vechten MP (1880 - 1964)

Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. Biography Born...

3/15/2012 3/16/2012

James Augustus Joseph VanDerZee MP (1886 - 1983)

"James Van DerZee"

James Van Der Zee (June 29, 1886 - May 15, 1983) was an African American photographer best known for his portraits of black New Yorkers. He was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Aside from ...

3/15/2012 3/15/2012

Ethel Waters MP (1896 - 1977)

Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in c...

3/15/2012 3/15/2012

Langston Hughes MP (1902 - 1967)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earli...

6/27/2010 3/15/2012

Isabel Washington Powell MP (1909 - 2007)


Isabel Washington Powell, who gave up the nightclub and Broadway stage to marry Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and become a much-loved figure in uptown society, died on May 1. She would have turned 99 on M...

7/21/2010 3/15/2012

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. MP (1908 - 1972)

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (November 29, 1908 – April 4, 1972) was a Baptist pastor and an American politician, who represented Harlem, New York City, in the United States House of Representatives (1945–...

6/4/2010 3/15/2012

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. MP (1887 - 1940)

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940), was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a proponent of the Pan-Africanism movement, ...

4/19/2011 3/15/2012

Malcolm X MP (1925 - 1965)

Malcolm X , born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز‎), was an African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist. To his admi...

3/18/2008 3/15/2012

Grace Nail Johnson MP (1885 - 1976)

"Grand Dame of Harlem"

Grace Nail Johnson is best known as the wife of poet, essayist, and civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson. She was, however, a powerful and influential advocate for social change in her own right....

7/27/2011 3/15/2012

James Weldon Johnson MP (1871 - 1938)

James Weldon Johnson was one of the first African-American professors at New York University. He also accepted the Spence Chair of Creative Literature at Fisk University in Nashville. His famous works ...

7/27/2011 3/15/2012

J. Rosamond Johnson MP (deceased)

J. Rosamond Johnson was an American composer and singer during the Harlem Renaissance. Johnson is most notable as the composer of the hymn "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which has come to be known in the...

7/27/2011 3/15/2012