This film from the Library of Congress shows Harlem women (and one man) bussed to New Jersey during WWII to work in a munition factory.
The gathering is clearly on a winter’s day, with snow on the ground. You can see that the pickup for the war work was at Adam Clayton Powell and 135th Streeet, near the YMCA.
Here is the link the the full newsreel:
Two Alvin Ailey Events In Harlem
JULY 31 5PM: ALVIN AILEY COMMUNITY DANCE CLASS @ JACKIE ROBINSON PARK BANDSHELL *Free with RSVP to aajr.eventbrite.com *
What do West African Dance and Hip-Hop have in common? Join Ailey Arts In Education instructors and drummers to experience both dance traditions. Show off your moves in the finale of the workshop—a community circle “dance off.” Everyone can dance with Ailey!
AUGUST 1 8PM: ALVIN AILEY DOCUMENTARY @ MARCUS GARVE PARK AMPHITHEATER * Free with RSVP to EventBrite *
|Ailey – Rooftop FilmsAlvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance. Ailey traces the full contours of this brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty. Told through Ailey’s own words and featuring evocative archival footage and interviews …rooftopfilms.com|
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Come learn how to enroll in the program and have your questions answered! July 28th, 6:00 PM
2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, NY 10039