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East Harlem in Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The New York Age

New York, Thursday, September 14, 1911

— Has largest circulation in Harlem —

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 5, 2022
1. The New York Age Marker
Inscription.  
Fred R. Moore - Publisher/Editor, 1858 - 1943
Served as messenger to five Secretaries of the Treasury during the Grant, Hayes, Arthur & Cleveland administrations.

1905 - Became editor of Colored American Magazine

1905 - Appointed a deputy collector of internal revenue of the Second District of New York.

1907 - Became editor & publisher of the New York Age, a "Negro news weekly."

1912 - Named United States Minister to Liberia by President Taft.

1927 - Elected as a Republican Alderman from the Nineteenth District in Harlem.

Member of the board of the Dunbar National Bank.

Served as a national organizer for the National Negro Business League.

President of the Parent-Teacher Association of Public School 119.

Member of the board of the National Urban League.

Member of the local Draft Board 53.

[Caption:]
The future greats in annual parade - First day of school
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
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CommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant, the Former U.S. Presidents: #19 Rutherford B. Hayes, the Former U.S. Presidents: #21 Chester A. Arthur, the Former U.S. Presidents: #22 and #24 Grover Cleveland, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 40° 48.564′ N, 73° 56.292′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in East Harlem. Marker is on Madison Avenue just south of East 131st Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2071 Madison Ave, New York NY 10037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Godfrey Nurse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Langston Hughes House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alice Kornegay Triangle (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Vest-Pocket Park
The New York Age Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 5, 2022
2. The New York Age Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Howard Bennett Playground (approx. 0.3 miles away); Zora Neale Hurston (approx. 0.3 miles away); Romare H. Bearden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Scott Joplin (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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