For Paul Laurence Dunbar

By Robert Gibbons “By placing the writer in the context of human migrations, we can investigate some of the metaphysical aspects of a migrant writer’s life and work.” – Ha Jin Ha Jin was correct when he stated, “Writers often wrestle with the Aristotelian questions—to whom, as whom, and in whose interest does he write?”…

Famous Figures From The Harlem Renaissance Period

In New York City, at the turn of the century from around 1910 up until 1935, the Harlem neighborhood had developed into something of a black cultural mecca.  PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.

The Niggerati Manor In Harlem

The Niggerati was the name used, with deliberate irony, by Wallace Thurman for the group of young African American artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance. “Niggerati” is a portmanteau of “nigger” and “literati”. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year…