HARLEM, NEW YORK: MAKE HARLEM BLACK AGAIN.

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…opened its doors in 1914 as Hurtig & Seamon’s New Burlesque Theater, and it became the Apollo in 1934, when it was opened to black patrons – previously it had been a whites-only venue. 

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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was a baptist pastor and a politician who represented Harlem in the House of Representatives. He was the first person of African-American descent to be elected from New York to Congress.

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28oct17 Harlem, New York

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NYC GRAFFITI: YO DUDE DOES IT MAKE SENSE?

Unfortunately, it’s VERY difficult to get into the Jackie Robinson Education Complex in Harlem to shoot the murals within. A sign warns that anyone caught in there Mon-Fri will be prosecuted (it’s a children’s playground.) Yet, the sign also claims you can get in on Saturdays and Sundays because there’s a security guard around. There’s no security guard. And because of this, I can only offer a shot of two murals thru a link in a fence. There’s also a sticker or two that were found in the vicinity:

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15SEP13. Harlem, NYC.