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Tahl Propp hosts MLK homage in Harlem: VIDEO

August 23, 2013 02:40PM

Tahl Propp Equities, one of Harlem’s biggest residential developers, hosted an exhibition to pay homage to Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.

The exhibition, hosted in partnership with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce at 1900 Lexington Avenue, showcased paintings of King from various parts of the country photographed by National Humanities Award recipient Camilo Jose Vergara.

“It’s just an incredibly important event that demonstrates the tremendous importance of Dr. King’s legacy in helping make our country a more just, more equal, and a better place,” Joseph Tahl, the co-founder of Tahl Propp.

  • Rashidah Ismaili AbuBakr

    This is the height of ingenuousness. Dr. King stood for harmony and fairness. None of these elements are a part of his repertoire. He is aggressive in his acquisition of properties, dislocation of African Americans from an internationally known community where they have lived, struggled against all odds, including lack of services from the State and City. Predator building owners and social agencies conspired to create a ghetto. Yet, the people of this beleaguered community, persevered and triumphed. Now it is a contentious space with developers creating stack and pack buildings in which there are minimally people of colour and in particular, persons of African descent. The same banks and real estate companies that would not allow African Americans to move into certain areas are now employing the same racist tactics to rid Harlem of African Americans and worst, pitting Spanish Speaking people against African Americans. We hope people will be attentive and put a halt to the dislocation and dangerous (de)construction practices.