Listen To The New York Rens: Keeping The Legacy Alive Podcast In Harlem And Beyond

September 7, 2023

By Glenn Hunter

When the league which became the National Basketball Association (NBA) formed, absent were the New York Rens

A recent podcast on “Soul Lounge Primetime” was devoted to discussing this forgotten basketball history and the Renaissance Ballroom, the SHRINE where it all happened. 

The guests on the podcast, “The Harlem Rens: Keeping The Legacy Alive,” were authors, experts, and activists Keisha Sutton-James, Manhattan Deputy Borough President; Kevin McGruder, author of “Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920”; Glenn Hunter, Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director of the Harlem Cultural Archives historical society; and Claude Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of the Black Fives Foundation

Here’s the video:

Glenn Hunter

Harlem historian Glenn Hunter, Harlem Cultural Archives, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director. Other co-founders Ken Sargeant and Keith Hunter. Glenn is a career educator who specializes in math and information technology. And an Adjunct Lecturer at Baruch College and a tireless community organizer devoted to Harlem.

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