Harlem Fave Zora Neale Hurston’s Last Slave

A previously unpublished work by Zora Neale Hurston, in which the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God recounts the true story of the last known survivor of the Atlantic Continue Reading →

Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Jonah’s Gourd Vine,’ 1934 (Book)

Jonah’s Gourd Vine is a great collectible, by Harlem resident Zora Neale Hurston’s first novel, originally published in 1934, tells the story of John Buddy Pearson, “a living exultation” of Continue Reading →

‘Mules And Men’ By Harlem’s Zora Neale Hurston

Mules and Men by Columbia University graduate and Harlem Renaissance story teller Zora Neale Hurston is a treasury of black America’s folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew Continue Reading →

Fab First Fridays At The Schomburg For “Langston Hughes Birthday Edition” In Harlem

A special edition of First Fridays, the popular monthly social gathering, where we celebrated Langston Hughes’s 118th birthday at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Continue Reading →

Carl Sandburg Inducted Into The American Poets Corner At St. John The Divine In Harlem

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will celebrate the legacy of American poet, editor and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg (1878 –1967) with his induction into its American Continue Reading →

“The New Negro: The Life Of Alain Locke,” Who Believed Art Was Key To Black Liberation

A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Drag Ball History (Video)

Numerous historians and cultural commentators have traced the origins of today’s house ball scene to the notorious culture of Harlem drag balls in 1920’s and 1930’s New York.

Talks At The Schomburg: Zines: Elaborate Disruption And Black Creativity In Harlem

The resurgence of zines—self-published limited-distribution works—is stemming the tide of erasure, disrupting publishing, and offering creative spaces for diverse voices within marginalized communities.