The advertisement above if for Mona’s Club 440 in 1942, with the explicit use of the word “gay” featured prominently.
The amazing Gladys Bentley (August 12, 1907 – January 18, 1960) was an American blues singer during the beginning of Harlem’s Renaissance in the 1920’s.
As we celebrate the Centennial of the Harlem Renaissance differently, The Gatekeepers Collective (TGC), a Harlem-based non-profit presents Harlem Renaissance 2.0 Banners.
This unique event, features rarities, 21st century premieres, and well-known works by Harlem’s Bessie Smith, Gladys Bentley, Billy Strayhorn, Porter Grainger and songs popularized by Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters, and Continue Reading →
Harlem One Stop, a destination marketing organization, and tour operator in Harlem, and the Harlem Cultural Collaborative Partners will kick-off the Harlem Renaissance 100 community celebration.
Harlem has always been a combination of high and low, from the 1920’s to the 1930’s Mae West made a name for herself on the Vaudeville circuit with plays as Continue Reading →
Tongues Untied is a film essay by Marlon Riggs, a Texas-born African American poet, filmmaker, educator, and gay rights activist. The film, which Riggs describes as his legacy, celebrates black men Continue Reading →
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