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This episode is a recording of the song "St. James Infirmary" recorded in 1930 by the Harlem Hot Chocolates, directed by Duke Ellington. This particular recording was taken from a cardboard record.
Movie: The conclusion of the 1937 film "Dark Manhattan." A low-level gangster named Curly (Ralph Cooper) determines to let nothing stand in the way of his gaining control of the numbers rackets in Harlem.
Movie: In the 1937 film "Dark Manhattan" a low-level gangster named Curly (Ralph Cooper) determines to let nothing stand in the way of his gaining control of the numbers rackets in Harlem.
In this episode Slim Gaillard and his Boogiereeners (consisting of two pianos and bass) wander around Harlem doing what can only be described as a rap in this recording of "Sightseeing Boogie" dating from September 1945.
Movie: The conclusion of the 1946 film "Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A." Gertie LaRue (Francine Everett) is a nightclub entertainer from the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. She arrives on the Caribbean island of "Rinidad" to perform as the headliner in a revue at the Paradise Hotel. Gertie has ...
Movie: In the 1946 film "Dirty Gertie from Harlem U.S.A." Gertie LaRue (Francine Everett) is a nightclub entertainer from the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. She arrives on the Caribbean island of "Rinidad" to perform as the headliner in a revue at the Paradise Hotel. Gertie has earned the nickname ...
This episode is a recording from the original 78rpm disk. Pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Rock Dale Park, Atlanta, Georgia, Rev. J.M. Gates and congregation perform a "sermon with singing" on the theme "Death's Black Train Is Coming", recorded April 24, 1926.
This episode is a collection of two recording by Sister Rosetta Tharpe with The Dependable Boys and Sam Price. The first song is "The Lord's Gonna Move This Wicked Race" and the second is "Down By the River Side" both recorded on December 2, 1948.
This episode is a sermon delivered by Reverend Peter J. Gomes at the Memorial Church at Harvard University on Sunday, February 25, 2007 to mark the first Sunday in Lent. In this sermon, Rev. Gomes addressed the subject "Lenten Lessons from Luke: When Opportunity Strikes".
Movie: The conclusion of "Ganja & Hess" a 1973 horror film directed by Bill Gunn and starring Marlene Clark and Duane Jones. The film follows the exploits of archaeologist Dr. Hess Green (Jones) who becomes a vampire after being stabbed by his intelligent, but unstable, assistant (Gunn) with an ancient ...
Movie: "Ganja & Hess" is a 1973 horror film directed by Bill Gunn and stars Marlene Clark and Duane Jones. The film follows the exploits of archaeologist Dr. Hess Green (Jones) who becomes a vampire after being stabbed by his intelligent, but unstable, assistant (Gunn) with an ancient cursed dagger. ...
Movie: The conclusion of "Tall, Tan, and Terrific" a 1946 film starring Mantan Moreland in which professional gambler The Duke (Dots Johnson) attempts to cheat Handsome Harry Hansom (Monte Hawley), who owns a successful Harlem nightclub, out of his club and his contract with his lead singer and girlfriend ...
Movie: "Tall, Tan, and Terrific" is a 1946 film starring Mantan Moreland in which professional gambler The Duke (Dots Johnson) attempts to cheat Handsome Harry Hansom (Monte Hawley), who owns a successful Harlem nightclub, out of his club and his contract with his lead singer and girlfriend Tall, Tan, ...
This episode features a clip from the classic television variety show "Hollywood Palace" originally broadcast on October 9, 1965 showcasing humorist Godfrey Cambridge.
In this 1942 RCM Productions "soundie" the glamorous and talented Dorothy Dandridge performs with Paul White the duet "A Zoot Suit (For My Sunday Gal)".
This episode features a clip from the classic television variety show "Hollywood Palace" in which the world famous Harlem Globetrotters made an appearance. Broadcast on February 6, 1965, this clip features the Globetrotters showcasing thier skill to the tune of "Sweet Georgia Brown" and playing in a ...
Five years later, the Black Media Archive presents episode 300. We cannot thank our viewers enough for your support for this new media educational endeavor. Please continue to leave your comments, send in emails, and spread the word about this podcast, and we'll keep this podcast alive as long as possible. ...
Five years later, the Black Media Archive presents episode 300. We cannot thank our viewers enough for your support for this new media educational endeavor. Please continue to leave your comments, send in emails, and spread the word about this podcast, and we'll keep this podcast alive as long as possible. ...
In a television studio in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963, a small group from Hollywood, California gathered to give their opinions on the civil rights gathering that took place on that day. As citizens committed to the cause of civil rights, they included James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Marlon ...
In memory of Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, who passed away on October 5, 2011, this episode is a lecture he gave in which he discusses his faith and its role in his life's work of activism in the struggle for civil rights. Although it is believed to be relatively recent, the exact date and location of ...
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