"There is in Harlem a connection between politics and public performance . . . everyone expects a good show. And you tend to get politicians who are larger than life" —Manning Marable
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Special Feature: Treasures from the M. Moran Weston Papers
Rarely seen images from a 1945 Negro Freedom Rally are accompanied by
video of Professor Manning Marable providing historical background on
them. A short slide show of other images from the Weston papers is also
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Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs and New York City's 106th and first African American mayor, David Dinkins recalls the scene in Harlem, where he began his political career, in the late 1950s.