When a young Claude McKay spent eight months in Moscow during the early 1920s, he joined the many artists of his generation who fell hard for communism.
January 10, 1922, in Harlem, New York with “Claude McKay and Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.”
Our editors are at it again, they have compiled book picks right before the Harlem Book Fair and more this summer from our partners at Amazon.
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke is a 2018 biography of Alain LeRoy Locke written by historian Jeffrey C. Stewart.
William Backhouse Astor Jr., July 12, 1829 – April 25, 1892, was a businessman, racehorse owner/breeder, yachtsman, and Astor Row in Harlem, NY, the founder who was a member of the prominent Astor family.
Jeffrey B. Perry December 17, 2021, marks the 94th anniversary of the appendicitis-related death in Bellevue Hospital of St. Croix-born, Harlem-based Hubert Harrison (1883-1927).
James Richmond Barthé, also known as Richmond Barthé, January 28, 1901 – March 5, 1989, was a Harlem sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance.
If you scan the index of any reputable book on the Harlem Renaissance, you should find at least one listing for Harold Jackman, who was fabulously called “The Most Handsome Man In Harlem,” from the 1920s to the 1930’s.
Nellallitea “Nella” Larsen, born Nellie Walker, April 13, 1895 – March 30, 1964, was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance.
Richard Bruce Nugent, July 2, 1906 – May 27, 1987, aka Richard Bruce and Bruce Nugent, was the first black gay and out writer and painter during the Harlem Renaissance.
Otto Eduard Geradus Majelia Huiswoud,1893 – 1961, was a Suriname-born political activist who was a charter member of the Communist Party of America in Harlem, NY.
By Jeffrey B. Perry The forthcoming, December 2020, Columbia University Press publication of “Hubert Harrison: The Struggle for Equality, 1918-1927,” follows “Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918.”
As we celebrate the Centennial of the Harlem Renaissance differently, The Gatekeepers Collective (TGC), a Harlem-based non-profit presents Harlem Renaissance 2.0 Banners.
The Gottesman Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of two new online book displays in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance.
This unique event, features rarities, 21st century premieres, and well-known works by Harlem’s Bessie Smith, Gladys Bentley, Billy Strayhorn, Porter Grainger and songs popularized by Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters, and “Ma” Rainey.