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SoHarlem (pronounced So Harlem) was founded by women in 2010, as a community-based social enterprise ​to connect people living in poverty to cultural industry opportunities that help them achieve economic self-sufficiency and their full potential.  As a not-for-profit organization, SoHarlem unites a mix of individuals dedicated to the support and development of the Manhattanville Factory District, by embracing the people, culture, and the essence of West Harlem.  Learn more and get involved.


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Image Credits from NYC Public Library's  Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

A class receiving instructions in the art of dressmaking in the training school at Hampton Institute.  (1917). Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952 (Photographer)

Puerto Rican Seamstress in In the Everglades needlework factory, San Juan, Puerto Rico.(1942)   Delano, Jack, 1914 -1997 (Photographer)