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Celebrating 100 Years of Harlem as the Mecca of Black Culture

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.

1920s Harlem as a Destination

August 15, 2018 · Articles · Blog

  July 29, 2018 by Stephen Robertson Summer did not just lead residents to depart Harlem for day trips and longer summer camps; it also brought visitors to the neighborhood. Some came as individuals to study or see family, friends and the city’s attractions, others as groups for large events. Evidence of the presence of