NEW YORK: Big Daddy's Big Day

Big Daddy's Big Day Harlem, the densest concentration of Negroes in the world, is a world unto itself, occupying a fifth of Manhattan Island and stealthily creeping south. It is at once a dark and tragic slum, a thriving, neon-trimmed Main Street, a sparkling and earsplitting nightclub. It is the homesick croon of a West Indian immigrant, the glint of a switchblade in a teen-age rumble, the patient prayers of the hardworking faithful, the clink of pennies in a revivalist's plate. Harlem has mothered a strange and varied brood: Bojangles Robinson,...

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