Art and culture inspired by the Harlem Renaissance
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Slaves Today: A Story of Liberia by SCHUYLER, George - 1931
Slaves Today: A Story of Liberia by George Schuyler. New York: 1931. First edition. Scarce novel by the Harlem Renaissance-era novelist and firebrand, later turned conservative columnist. Listed on Biblio by Between the Covers - Rare Books Inc, ABAA
Black History Month: Scenes From The Harlem Renaissance
Duke Ellington performed regularly here, and Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday both launched their careers at the venue’s amateur night. You can say that the Apollo Theater was the ‘Motown’ before Motown. Today, the theater stands as an artifact on the bustling 125th street.
PARIS IN THE 1920'S AND THE AMERICANS WHO FLOCKED THERE
One cannot discuss Paris during the 1920's without including the singer and erotic dancer Josephine Baker. "La Baker" was an African American, probably of mixed race, who left America for Paris after encountering racism and censorship. By comparison, the jazz age in Paris was exotic, sensual and inviting for African American entertainers. Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and Picasso were all fans of Josephine Baker.
African-Americans who have made a difference
Octavia Butler was an American science fiction writer, one of the best-known among the few African-American women in the field. She won both Hugo and Nebula awards. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant. Butler passed away on February 24, 2006.
Richmond Barthe Artwork | Richmond Barthé, 1901-1989 James Richmond Barthé was an African-American sculptor known for his many public works, including the Toussaint L’Ouverture Monument in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and a sculpture of Rose McClendon for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.