Library Of Congress: Ralph Ellison’s “Juneteenth”

The following guest post was written by Barbara Bair, curator of literature, culture and the arts in the Library’s Manuscript Division for the Library of Congress. Continue Reading →


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Juneteenth, The 155th Year Of American History From Harlem To Harare (Video)

Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth; also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day) is a holiday celebrating the liberation of slaves in the United States. Continue Reading →


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Pioneering Authors Harriet Jacobs And Ralph Ellison To Be Induction Into The American Poets Corner In Harlem

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will celebrate the life and works of memoirist Harriet Jacobs (1813 – 1897) and novelist Ralph Ellison (1914 –1994). Continue Reading →


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Countee Cullen Library Introduces New Book Club “Black Men Read” In Harlem

Join Countee Cullen Library as we introduce our new book club – Black Men Read – a series highlighting Black, Male Authors and engaging in conversation with Black Men about books and the communities in which we live. Continue Reading →


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Harlem YMCA Gains Landmarks Designation

harlem-ymcaThe city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) granted landmarks designation Tuesday to the Harlem YMCA. Continue Reading →


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