Countee Cullen May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946, born as Coleman Rutherford, was an African American poet, author and scholar who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. (He pronounced his name “Coun-tay”, not “Coun-tee”.)
The Apollo Theater will present Jazz and Spirit, an evening featuring new jazz works that explore the connections between jazz, spirituality, national politics, and activism on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. Continue Reading →
Arnaud “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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W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) is a towering figure of the Black freedom struggle and one of the great intellectuals of the 20th century. Continue Reading →
Visual artist, David Shrobe wishes that during his childhood in Harlem he had his own local children’s museum. As a fourth generation Harlemite he is finally seeing that dream manifested with the opening of Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling. Continue Reading →
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. Continue Reading →
Hubert Henry Harrison (April 27, 1883 – December 17, 1927) was a West Indian-American writer, orator, educator, critic, and radical socialist political activist based in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →