THANK HEAVEN FOR LITTLE GIRLS | 1947 African American girls walking the streets of Harlem, NYC, 1947. Photo by Morris Engel.

THANK HEAVEN FOR LITTLE GIRLS | 1947 African American girls walking the streets of Harlem, NYC, 1947. Photo by Morris Engel.

Ladies of East Harlem. East 100th Street, 1960s. Photographer: Bruce Davidson

Local hero: Bruce Davidson's photographs captured Harlem street life in the 1960s

Ladies of East Harlem. East 100th Street, 1960s. Photographer: Bruce Davidson

Harlem, New York  I was here accross the street from the Apollo trying to hail a taxi when the Rodney King riots started in LA. Everyone around me kept telling me to hurry up and get out of town before I got hurt. I had no idea what was going on. I figured it was just typical NY hospitality at its best.

Harlem, New York I was here accross the street from the Apollo trying to hail a taxi when the Rodney King riots started in LA. Everyone around me kept telling me to hurry up and get out of town before I got hurt. I had no idea what was going on. I figured it was just typical NY hospitality at its best.

The beautiful vine covered stained glass windows at St. James Presbyterian church, 141st and St. Nicholas Avenue, Harlem, NYC

The beautiful vine covered stained glass windows at St. James Presbyterian church, 141st and St. Nicholas Avenue, Harlem, NYC

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