Writer’s Retreat Holds Frederick Douglass Reading In Martha’s Vineyard

RenaissanceHouseMarthasVineyard2Readers of all ages, races and backgrounds are invited by Renaissance House: Retreat for Writers & Artists in Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate Independence Day by being a part of one of the most powerful speeches of all time in America.

Continue Reading →

Swann Celebrates 20th Annual African Americana Auction

Lot-415-E-Simms-Campbell-Night-Club-Map-HarlemOn Thursday, March 31, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana, the 20th annual sale for this groundbreaking department at Swann. Continue Reading →

An Interview with CUNY’s Dr. Gordon E. Thompson on “The Assimilationist Impulse”

gordon_thomspson_headshotBy Richard-Olivier Marius

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 →