If Rosa Parks was the mother of the modern US civil-rights movement, Dorothy Height was its queen.
It was once the powerhouse of black American politics. But a series of scandals among its leading figures has soured Harlem's reputation
The baring of lives and souls
It didn't matter that Cab Calloway was no longer around to make the music, nor Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, or that Sugar Ray Robinson was not to be seen waving from his pink Cadillac after another beautiful performance downtown in Madison Square Garden.