Tag: Madame St. Clair

  • Caribbean Club

    Caribbean Club

    The Caribbean Club sounds (and looks) great at this time of the year. This photo (for sale on Ebay) was taken in June 1945. Note the wrap-around balcony, and the dance barriers to keep dancers and diners from bumping into one another too much. The location near 139/ACP is now given over to Harlem Discount,…

  • Black Cop

    Black Cop

    From 1969, a black and white report on the complexities of being a Black cop and the questions of allegiances – to the community (Central Harlem) or to the NYPD. In 1969 only 6% of the NYPD were Black officers. Kent Garrett produced this piece. You can see the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Blvd…