Past Event

Harlem Renaissance: Blues Culture, Jazz and the Written Word, Part Two


Author/historian Greg Thomas continues his provocative look into the worlds of Alain Locke, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, four of the most innovative and original literary voices to emerge out of the Harlem of the 1920’s. The focus will be on race, art and culture, and the blues idiom as presented in their poetry and prose during the 1920s and beyond, influencing countless writers and scholars here and abroad. Rare recordings and video footage will supplement the lectures.