By Jeffrey B. Perry One hundred years ago, on June 12, 1917, Hubert Harrison founded the Liberty League of Negro-Americans at a rally attended by thousands at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 52-60 W. 132nd Street in Harlem.
Harlem Stage (Artistic Director and CEO Patricia Cruz) makes tickets available for its 40th Anniversary Season on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.
Bayard Rustin, March 17, 1912 – August 24, 1987, was a Harlem leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, nonviolence, and gay rights.
The Public Theater and National Black Theatre (NBT) will begin previews on Thursday, May 12, 2022, for the upcoming New York Premiere of FAT HAM.
Ella Josephine Baker, December 13, 1903 – December 13, 1986, was an African-American civil right and human rights activist. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned more than five decades.
YouTube today announced a global slate of new and returning projects, dedicated to amplifying Black voices.
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.
RiseUpNewark.com, the official website, and platform for the study of Newark’s movements for black empowerment, Mayor Ras Baraka.
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.
The Apollo Theater announced today its first multi-work commissioning initiative dedicated to the creation of a diverse, 21st-century American performing arts canon, Apollo New Works.
The NY Jets and the NY Giants have done great community work in Harlem, as part of its ongoing Inspire Change platform, the National Football League today announced that eight social justice organizations are receiving grants, as approved by the joint NFL owner-player working group.
Henrietta Vinton Davis, August 25, 1860 – November 23, 194, was an African-American elocutionist, dramatist, and impersonator.
TV One today announced that production is underway in Atlanta, Georgia for the new film, Behind the Movement, starring Meta Golding (“The Hunger Games”), Isaiah Washington (“The 100”), Loretta Devine (“Waiting to Exhale”), and Roger Guenveur Smith (“American Gangster”).
The Silent Protest Parade on Fifth Avenue on July 28, 1917, one of the first major mass demonstrations by African Americans, will be the focus of a special display of four historic photographs at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, on view from Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 30.
In honor of Black History Month, the Schomburg Center and Maysles Documentary Center invite you to join us for a free community preview screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary, I Am Not Your Negro directed by Raoul Peck.