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 →

Harlem’s Ella Baker, A Great Woman Behind A Great Movement 1903-1986 (Video)

Ella Josephine Baker, December 13, 1903 – December 13, 1986, was an African-American civil right and human rights activist. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned more than five decades. Continue Reading →

Louise Meriwether And Bridgett Davis In Conversation At The Harlem Arts Salon

Novelist, essayist, journalist, and activist, published her first and critically acclaimed book, Daddy Was a Number Runner (with an introduction by James Baldwin) in 1970, using auto-biographical elements about growing up in Harlem during the Depression in the era after the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →

Altina Schinasi, The Harlem Girl Who Knew Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Salvador Dali And Invented Cat-Eye Glasses

Altina Schinasi Miranda, August 4, 1907 – August 19, 1999, an American heiress, sculptor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, window dresser, designer and best known for designing the Harlequin eyeglass or Cat-Eye frames. Continue Reading →

TV One Hosts Advance Screenings Of ‘Two Sides’ And ‘Behind The Movement’ (Red Carpet)

During the 49th NAACP Image Awards weekend in Pasadena, CA, TV One conducted two advance screenings of their upcoming original programs, “Behind The Movement” and “Two Sides.” Continue Reading →