Maroon Slaves Discussed At The Schomburg

The little-known history of the maroons, slaves who escaped from their plantations and set up secret communities in the swamps, is coming to Harlem. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.

A’Lelia Bundles At The Schomburg

Join author A’Lelia Bundles for a conversation about Joy Goddess of Harlem, her forthcoming biography about her great-grandmother, A’Lelia Walker. Bundles will also share rarely seen vintage photographs and memorabilia with a focus on A’Lelia Walker’s life, parties, friends, and arts patronage in Harlem.  VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of…

Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors at the Faison Firehouse Theater

On Tuesday night (March 11) at 8pm, the Center for Contemporary Opera (CCO) will present a semi-staged performance of Eric Salzman’s cutting-edge opera, Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors, as part of their Development Series at Harlem’s Faison Firehouse Theater. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture.…

Up the Book Staircase (‘Paris Blues Revisited’)

By K Albert Murray, acclaimed essayist and author of several novels including Train. Whistle. Guitar has those floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that loom over you, hinting at timelessness. My acquaintance with his famed Harlem apartment is secondhand, but I’ve seen those shelves. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture.…

Its A Wrap With Harlem Aesthetic Spring Fleeces

www.thegadsongallery.com The Gadson Gallery, 225 West 134th Street, New York, 10030, 212.694.0262 VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.

Ronnie Spector, Strong Harlem Woman

Imprisoned by her husband, “little Ronnie Bennett from Spanish Harlem” has now turned her tale of survival into a stage show. Where else to meet Ronnie Spector, the Sixties girl-group icon, but in the ladies loos? VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is…

History of National Women’s History Month

History of National Women’s History Month As recently as the 1970’s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.