Rudolph Fisher, Physician, Writer And Harlemite, 1897-1934

Rudolph_Fisher photographRudolph Fisher, May 9, 1897 Washington, DC – December 26, 1934, was an African-American physician, radiologist, novelist, short story writer, dramatist, musician, orator and Harlemite. Continue Reading →

Props: ‘Montage Of A Dream Deferred’ 1951, Signed By Langston Hughes

41DPgpJdK8L._SX345_BO1,204,203,200_A wonderful Harlem collectible found on Amazon, a signed copy of Montage Of A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes in 1951 published by Henry Hall and Company, New York.

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Arnaud “Arna” Wendell Bontemps Harlem NY 1923-1930 (video)

arna bontemps in harlem1Arnaud “Arna” Wendell Bontemps October 13, 1902 – June 4, 1973 was a Harlem poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance.
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George Wilson Becton The “Dancing Evangelist” Of Harlem 1925-1933

harlems george wilon becton1George Wilson Becton was born in Clarksville, Texas, and died in 1933. He was also known as The “dancing evangelist” of Harlem was considered the “first of the colorful cult leaders in Harlem” in the 1930’s. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: Black History Month At the African Burial Ground

David Mills

David Mills

By Udo Salters

On Saturday February 7th,  the African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan featured David Mills’ dramatic performance of Langston Hughes’ work for Black History Month.

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Shop Harlem: “Fire!! Devoted to the Younger Negro Artists” (Paperback)

51QKaiI7hoL._UL500_Originally published in 1926, this periodical was re-issued in limited quantity in 1985. Harlemite by Wallace Thurman, Editor and contributor, it contains work by many of the best-known and most celebrated artists and writers of the Harlem Renaissance…. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Experimental Theatre Harlem, New York 1930

harlem theatre 1The Harlem Experimental Theatre performing in Harlem, New York 1930.
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Harold Jackman, The Most Handsome Man In Harlem 1920’s-1930’s

harlem jackmanIf you scan the index of any reputable book on the Harlem Renaissance, you should find at least one listing for Harold Jackman.  Continue Reading →

Shop Harlem: Rare “Shakespeare in Harlem,” Signed By Langston Hughes, 1945 (book)

shakepseare in harlem signed by langston hughesA one of a kind “Shakespeare in Harlem,” 1st edition hardcover book for someones book collection signed in 1945 by author Langston Hughes.
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James Richmond Barthé, Harlem, 1901-1989

Richmond BartheJames Richmond Barthé, also known as Richmond Barthé (January 28, 1901 – March 5, 1989) was an African-American sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →