Leonard Harper Way Honors Legendary Harlem Producer

leonard harper in harlem132nd Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Harlem is now co-named Leonard Harper Way. The new name pays tribute to Harper, who was an influential black producer, director and choreographer during the Harlem Renaissance. He worked and died on that corner. Harper’s grandson Grant, who wrote the book “Rhythm For Sale” about his grandfather, helped unveil the new street sign.

Here he talks about Leonard Harper and his legacy.

Here’s the video:

Via Havelock Nelson and Grant Harper.

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