The Harlem Cultural Archives will recognize the numerous accomplishments of Drs. Kenneth B. & Mamie Phipps Clark (pictured) and the 70th Anniversary of the Northside Center for Child Development at their annual “Harlem in the Hamptons” event on August 13, 2016, noon-5 p.m. Continue Reading →
Michelle Obama is in New York to deliver the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady at City College in Harlem NY. Continue Reading →
On Monday, May 23, NYCEDC will open applications for its International Innovators Initiative (IN2NYC). In celebration, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer will tour the Zahn Innovation Center at the City College of New York, a CUNY startup incubator and one of the IN2NYC partner institutions. Continue Reading →
We love the recordings from the Harlem Cultural Archives, and here’s another one. Camille Billops and Jim Hatch were professors at the City College of New York in Manhattan Community District 9 in Harlem, Camille in Art and Jim in English – when they ramped up their “Artists and Influences” oral history project. Continue Reading →
A great rare etching of City College of New York was originally founded as the Free Academy of the City of New York at St. Nicolas Terrace to Amsterdam Avenue, W. 140th to West 138th Streets in post colonial Harlem in upper Manhattan in 1847 by wealthy businessman and president of the Board of Education, Townsend Harris. Continue Reading →
Here is a great summer read documenting the Edge Art: Black Latino(a) Artists, An Inter-Caribbean Dialogue exhibition. This show ran from February 4th trough the 26th in 2013 at The City College of New York in Harlem, New York.
A general interest in James Baldwin’s critique of Richard Wright’s “Native Son” inspired Gordon E. Thompson’s text “The Assimilationist Impulse in Four African American Narratives,” (Edwin Mellen Press, 2011). Continue Reading →
The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) announced today that Alfred Preisser, award-winning writer, director and producer of theatre, has been appointed as the institution’s new Artistic Director—the first to hold the position in the organization’s 50-year history. Continue Reading →