Joel Augustus Rogers, Author, Journalist, Historian And Harlemite, 1880/3 – 1966

Joel Augustus Rogers, September 6, 1880/3 – March 26, 1966, the Harlem-based Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora. Continue Reading →


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Harlem’s Bearden, Bowling, Catlett, Ringgold And More African American Art At Swann

Swann Galleries’ fall offering of African American Art comes across the block on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Continue Reading →


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Award Winning Harlem Author Nikki Grimes Launches New Harlem Renaissance Book

The new book Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance will be on bookshelves on January 5, 2020, authored by the award-winning author, Nikki Grimes. Continue Reading →


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The Harlem Renaissance And What Makes A Leader Great

The Harlem Renaissance is the name given to a period in the early twentieth century, roughly from the 1910s through to the mid-1930s, when a considerable amount of artistic works, including literature, art, stage performance, and music, came out of Harlem. Continue Reading →


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Owney “The Killer” Madden Owner Of Harlem’s Cotton Club, 1925-1931

Owen Vincent Madden, December 18, 1891 – April 24, 1965, known as Owney Madden and nicknamed “The Killer”, was a leading underworld figure in Manhattan, most notable for his involvement in organized crime during Prohibition. Continue Reading →


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New Online Book Displays Celebrating Harlem Renaissance 100 At Columbia University

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. Continue Reading →


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