McNeil is one of the Greensboro Four, four black college students, who say all they wanted to do, on their way home from Christmas break, was to get a snack. And the further they went south (from New York City), the more segregated it got.
The Harlem School of the Arts is training hundreds of young performing arts students.
Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised, and Harlem-rooted -- it's apparently the perfect recipe.
They say your first passion is the one you choose. But your second, and most defining passion, is the one that chooses you.
It was February of 1960, and all Joseph McNeil and his three friends wanted was dessert.
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We’re sitting here in this restaurant, and I don’t think (aside from our production equipment and microphones drawing attention), that anybody really knew who he was.
Okay…somebody better pinch me, because I think I’m about to fall out of my seat. Harry Belafonte just walked into the room. Excuse me, “Geechy-Dan” just walked into the room.
For a special Black History Month feature, 1010 WINS’ Larry Mullins took a trip to the Harlem School of the Arts. Read on to hear about his incredible experience.