Celebrate Literature & Nature At “Seeing Into Tomorrow” Book Event In Harlem

City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) invites families and readers of all ages to visit Aaron Davis Hall for a book party celebrating the launch of author and illustrator Nina Crews’ new book Seeing into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 2 p.m. Continue Reading →

Another Harlem Story: Canada Lee And H. Jack Geiger, 1940

Canada lee and Jack-GeigerHere’s another of one of those wonderful Harlem stories. Harlem born Canada Lee met and was an influence on H. Jack Geiger, founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Continue Reading →

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

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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 →

Canada Lee Born in Harlem (video)

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Lee was born as ‘Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata on March 3, 1907 in Harem, New York City. He was raised by his West Indian parents in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →