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Harlem


  • Historically, Black Distrust of Police is About More than Acts of Violence

    by Christopher Hayes

    The Harlem rebellion against the NYPD in July 1964 was sparked by a police killing of a teenager (and a grand jury's refusal to indict him), but reflected the role of the police in maintaining a profoundly unequal social order that affected everyday life in Black neighborhoods, a situation that has changed little. 



  • Allon Schoener, 95, Dies; Curator Caught in Furor Over ‘Harlem’ Show

    Schoener always insisted that critics misunderstood the purpose of the exhibition, which didn't include original paintings by Black artists but did highlight African American photographers. But with distance from the furor, he dismissed claims that he was an early victim of "cancel culture" by recognizing controversy as the price of progress. 



  • An Interview with Historian Ansley Erickson

    Erickson is the co-editor of Educating Harlem: A Century of Schooling and Resistance in a Black Community, a new book from the Harlem Education History Project.



  • When Castro Came to Harlem

    by Steven Cohen

    The Cuban leader’s last visit to the U.S. before the 1961 diplomatic fallout can tell us a lot about our present historic moment.