Book: ‘O, Write My Name’ : American Portraits, Harlem Heroes By Carl Van Vechten

1985_510‘O, Write My Name’: American Portraits, Harlem Heroes presents us with portraits of fifty extraordinary people who participated in the great cultural movement that was the Harlem Renaissance.

1985_511This collection by the photographer, critic and novelist Carl Van Vechten is a celebration of these inimitable writers, actors, musicians, painters, athletes and intellectuals as well as an acknowledgment of their unprecedented contribution to American art and culture.

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Van Vechten s friendship with his subjects is reflected in the intimate nature of these portraits.

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andersonWith an insightful introduction by Darryl Pinckney, this book is an homage to the African American men and women from the Harlem Renaissance who continue to inspire generations.41-c6E5WXaL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

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