Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’
The words of the wicked lie in blood.
Crooked paths cross.
As a teenager, Juanita Hill sang in the church choir at the local Catholic church. The year after the release of “Miracle in Harlem,” Hill won a Tony Award for her role as Bloody Mary in the Oscar and Hammerstein production of the Broadway play “South Pacific.”
Secularists defraud the pious folk.
Harlem’s middle class.
Creighton Thompson (1889-1969) plays Reverend Jackson. The actor sang with James Reese Europe’s orchestra which in 1913 was the first African American orchestra to make a recording.
In August 1948 Hollywood premiered “Miracle in Harlem” at the Apollo Theater in Harlem for the segregated African American audience. The film celebrated church life, small businesses, and the people of Harlem.