Below are the names of Black entertainers that lived in a three block radius in Central Harlem now a historic district. This shows that talent was in abundance in our community. These names are now forgotten. Let’s bring them back by saying their names. It’s quite a list.

1920 Census West 130th Street

Brown, Alfred (musician) 105 W. 130th St. Staples, Peter (musician) 109 W. 130th St. Elkins, William (musician) 139 W. 130th St. Elkins, Henry (musician) 139 W. 130th St. Elkins, Hanson (musician) 139 W. 130th St. Tremingham, Arthur (musician) 143 W. 130th St. 

West 131st Street 

Flemming, Herbert (musician) 116 W. 131st St. Bonson, Joseph (musician) 128 W. 131st St. Andrews, James (actor theater) 136 W. 131st St. Kinkead, Edward (musician) 140 W. 131st St. Mather, Esther (musician) 148 W. 131st St. Burke, Jerome (musician) 150 W. 131st St. Burke, Evangeline (musician) 150 W. 131st St. Saporo, Henry (musician) 150 W. 131st St. McKinney, Earl (musician) 150 W. 131st St. Harris, Arthur (actor theater) 150 W. 131st St. Jones, Andrew (actor theater) 163 W. 131st St. Smith, Alice (cabaret performer) 163 W. 131st St. Smith, Fay (musician) 163 W. 131st St. 

West 132nd Street

Deas, Laurence (actor) 108 W. 132nd St. Williams, Leon (actor theater) 112 W. 132nd St. Pedro, Frederick (musician) 113 W. 132nd St. Shepherd, William (musician) 114 W. 132nd St Meyer, Isadore, (musician) 114 W. 132nd St Ransey, Alice (actress) 136 W. 132nd St. Roberts, James (actor) 152 W. 132nd St. Johnson, Charles E. (actor) 158 W. 132nd St. 

1930 Census

West 130th Street

Johnson, Sadie (dancer theater) 106 W. 130th St. Brown Susie S. (actress) 118 W. 130th St. Mills, Herbert (musician) 122 W. 130th St. Robinson, Robert (musician) 122 W. 130th St. Fennimore, Vincent (night club entertainer) 122 W. 130th St. Fennimore, Vera (night club entertainer) 122 W. 130th St. Green, Ruby (night club entertainer) 122 W. 130th St. Green, Opal (night club entertainer) 122 W. 130th St. Green, Joann (night club entertainer) 122 W. 130th St. Turner, Lavinia (theatrical performer) 144 W. 130th St. Ladou, Alizief (magician theater) 152 W. 130th St. 

West 131st Street

Miller, Allen (musician) 118 W. 131st St. Becker, Carlton (musician theater) 129 W. 131st St. Frazer, James (dancer theater) 130 W. 131st St. Newman, James (actor) 130 W. 131st St. Russell, Winfred (artist) 135 W. 131st St. (Studio) Johnston, Percival C. (musician theater) 145 W. 131st St. Johnston, Princess (musician theater) 145 W. 131st St. Green, Percy (musician) 150 W. 131st St. Mays, Raymond (musician) 152 W. 131st St. Johnson, John R. (musician theater) 154 W. 131st St. Jones, Lula (singer theater) 156 W. 131st St. Joyner, Alberta (dancer theater) 156 W. 131st St.  Joyner, Victor (dancer theater) 156 W. 131st St. Wilson, Gordon (dancer theater) 156 W. 131st St. 

West 132nd Street

Daer, Jerome (musician) 108 W. 132nd St. Meyer, Isador (musician) 109 W. 132nd St. Chester, Charles B. (musician) 111 W. 132nd St. Middleton Alberta (actress) 114 W. 132nd St. Brown, Ludwig (musician) 114 W. 132nd St. Caigill George, (musician) 114 W. 132nd St. Brown, Susan (actress) 118 W. 132nd St.  Hayes, Iouya (actress) 118 W. 132nd St. Morter, Henry (musician) 122 W.132nd St. Hosier, John M. (music agent) 123 W. 132nd St. Anderson, Eugene (musician) 127 W. 132nd St. Casad o, Charley (musician) 130 W. 132nd St. Nally, John (musician) 131 W. 132nd St. Predio, Frederick H. (musician) 133 W. 132nd St. Bartz, Herbert (musician) 135 W. 132nd St. Fairbanks, John (musician) 137 W. 132nd St. Lapsley, Julia (musician) 137 W. 132nd St. Tooker, Luis (musician) 139W. 132nd St. Libby, Harry (musician) 139 W. 132nd St. Smallen, John (musician) 139 W. 132nd St. Brown, Arthur (musician) 139 W.132nd St. Brown, David (musician) 139 W.132nd St. Chase, Harold (musician) 139 W. 132nd St. Wang, Joseph (musician) 139 W. 132nd St. Iseben Jr., Ollie (musician) 139 W. 132nd St. Elives, James (musician) 139 W. 132nd St. Bosworth, William (musician) 139 W. 132nd St. Brown, Bruce (musician) 139 W. 132nd St. Tuttres, Sam (actor) 139 W. 132nd St. Harris, Henry (musician) 139 W. 132nd St. Whitman, Ernest (actor) 141 W. 132nd St. Whitman, Lenor (actress) 141 W. 132nd St. Harris, Lorraine (actress) 148 W. 132nd St. Metcaff, Louis (actor) 148 W. 132nd St. Metcaff, Vivian (actress) 148 W. 132nd St. Brown, John (musician) 148 W. 132nd St. Jones, Wardell (musician) 148 W. 132nd St. Gorgas, Alice (actress) 160 W. 132nd St. Weyles, Bettie (actress) 164 W.132nd St. Lee, J. H. (actor) 164 W. 132nd St. Betts, Jennie Lee (dancer) 164 W. 132nd St. Humphrey, Harold (musician) 166 W. 132nd St. 

1940 Census

West 132nd Street

Harris, Helen (musician) 103 W. 132nd St. Ricks, Edward Lee (photographer) 116 W. 132nd St. Albrey, Richard (musician) 122 W. 132nd St. Bastain, Alphonse (music teacher) 135 W. 132nd St. Allaway, Rose (dancer, ballroom) 151 W. 132nd St. Badge, Laura (actress stage/radio) 153 W. 132nd St. Moore, Tim (comedian) 153 W. 132nd St. Wilson, Wesley (h) (musician) 153 W. 132nd St. Wilson, Leola B. (w) (actress) 153 W. 132nd St. Richardson, Lula (musician) 160 W. 132nd St. 

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