Richard Bruce Nugent, Writer, Painter, Advocate And Founder Of The Harlem Cultural Council

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.

The Historic Districts Council’s ‘Beyond Bricks & Mortar: Rethinking Sites Of Cultural History’ In Harlem

Traditionally, preservation has focused mainly on architectural merit, but recently attention has been drawn to sites that have cultural relevance, which is often invisible to passers-by and left unprotected.

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