“When I was down beside the seaA wooden spade they gave to meTo dig the sandy shore.My holes were empty like a cup.In every hole the sea came upTill it could come no more”
Along Harlem's Paris-inspired boulevards.
Jimmy Daniels and Wallace Thurman shared a room as borders at 1890 Seventh Avenue on the north-west corner of 115th Street, in a cooperative unit owned by Edna and Lloyd Thomas. Edna Thomas' white lesbian lover, English aristocrat Olivia Wyndham, who also lived here, is seen with in the picture above, with Edna, at the center. Jimmy is on the left, while Llyod sits on the right, with Blanche Dunn on his lap.
“…And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?”
President Barack Obama’s victory as the first African American President of the United States, celebrated with all of Harlem, so it seemed, gathering in jubilation on the plaza before the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, on 125thStreet, was big-H History, History as it unfolds and happens. More subdued and local, so were the victory festivities for veteran Representative Charles Bernard Rangel, held at Sylvia’s Restaurant.
“Vote? Hell no! Only if they was giving me some money to pay my bills would that mess make a difference to me!,”