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Harlem: The Capital of Black America

cultureNOW partnered with openhousenewyork to organize a walking tour.

Date: Sunday Oct 11, 2009

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Walking tour Tour Leader: James Kaplan, Attorney & Historian

Tour Assistant: Olivia Kaplan

This tour met at the Schomberg Library. It begins with Phillip Payton's Afro American Realty corporation and the development of black Harlem, as well as the formation of a Black/Jewish coalition to fight discrimination.

The tour then proceeded to the Harlem YMCA and then 138th Street (Marcus Garvey's Liberty Hall) to talk about Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement association. Shown here is James Kaplan in front of the Abyssinian Baptist Church.