San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In newly released Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II, Farah Jasmine Griffin, professor of English and African American Studies at Columbia University tells the stories of three black female artists whose creative and political efforts fueled a historic movement for change: choreographer and dancer Pearl Primus, composer and pianist Mary Lou Williams, and novelist Ann Petry. Griffin will be in conversation with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts who is currently working on a trilogy on African-Americans and utopia and author of Harlem Is Nowhere. A book signing will follow the program.
Farah Jasmine Griffin is a former Cullman Center fellow and currently the Director of the Schomburg Center's Scholars-in-Residence Program.
This event is co-presented with the Cullman Center.
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, is one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences. A focal point of Harlem's cultural life, the Center sponsors programs and events that illuminate and illustrate the richness of black history and culture.
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