Category: harlem

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Opera singer Margaret Tynes photographed by Carl Van Vechten on September 29, 1959.

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Langston Hughes photographed by Carl Van Vechten on March 8, 1939.     

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Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Hazel Scott on their wedding day in Harlem on August 1, 1945.

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Ruby Dee photographed

by Carl Van Vechten on September 25, 1962.

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Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.

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Ebony Magazine Covers – 1951

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Malcolm X with his wife, Betty Shabazz, and their children during a meeting at the headquarters of his Organization of Afro-American Unity at Hotel Theresa in Harlem on February 20, 1965.

Malcolm is holding his daughter Qubilah. He was assassinated the next day at the Audubon Ballroom in front of his wife and children.

(Photos by Duilio Pallottelli)

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A decade removed from fame and recently out of rehab, a 24-year-old Frankie Lymon shows off dance moves to a cheering crowd from his old neighborhood in Harlem in 1967. Frankie is also pictured shopping for music and chatting with his neighbor Margaret Williams. Frankie and his group once rehearsed in her apartment. Frankie was preparing for a comeback before he relapsed and died from a heroin overdose at the age of 25 on February 27, 1968.

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Fidel Castro meets

Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser

at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, September 1960.

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James Baldwin photographed by Carl Van Vechten on September 13, 1955.