Harlem One Stop


Celebrating 100 Years of Harlem as the Mecca of Black Culture

Carnival of Swing: Uncovering an Historic Jazz Concert at Randall’s Island Stadium, 1938

September 29, 2018 · Blog

In the process of assembling the Otto F. Hess Photographs collection, I came across unique photographs of an historic New York City concert. As I put photos into folders sorted by artists’ names, I noticed pictures of many different groups, all on an outdoor stage decorated with stars and stripes, and featuring a large banner advertising the New York City

A Student Thesis Has Become a Groundbreaking Show About How Black People Have Been Pictured Across Art History

September 26, 2018 · Blog · Celebration · Uncategorized

Every student of art history will at some point come across Édouard Manet’s Olympia, a painting widely considered as a foundational work of modern art. Denise Murrell recalls the moment the lecture slide first flashed up on the screen when she was a graduate student at Columbia. “My heart started beating a little bit faster,”

Noble Sissle: Singer, Songwriter, Composer

August 23, 2018 · Articles

Noble Sissle was born in Indianapolis on July 10, 1889. After attending Butler University, he toured with the Thomas Jubilee Singers and became a protege of James Reese Europe, the great band leader. In 1915 Sissle met James Hubert “Eubie” Blake; they formed a songwriting partnership with Blake focusing on music and Sissle on lyrics.