This unique collection of essays and publications contextualizes the history and legacy of Harlem as written by esteemed group scholars, journalists, folklorists, and educators in support of the harlem is… exhibition. Browse the list to read or download essays organized by the following harlem is... themes: music, theater, arts, history & activism.

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COMMEMORATIVE JOURNAL

harlem is… 20TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE JOURNAL

This special publication commemorates the triumphant 20th anniversary of harlem is… a project of Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group that began as living history project in a school that honored 30 elders in Harlem, and became an 8-part multimedia exhibition and public programming series that toured the New York City teaching the history of Harlem to tens of thousands of people. This journal shares the bright vision for the future of harlem is… as a permanent exhibition at the Harlem Hospital Center, and in its new digital space, the website www.harlem-is.org. It also includes new essays by our Harlem community partners, journalists, and artists whose work is at the heart of this ongoing celebration of this vibrant community. Take a look inside at the legacy and future of harlem is…!

MUSIC

Harlem is…Music

Ron Scott

 

Harlem Is…Music – The Blues Tradition

Farrah Jasmine Griffith

 

Harlem Is…Jazz

Robert G. O’Meally

 

Harlem Is…Music: The Latin Tradition

Juan Flores

 

Celebrating Graciela

Elena Martinez

 

Brief History of the Blues

Greg Thomas

 

The Blues Ladies

Ron Scott

DANCE
ARTS

The Black Arts Movement

Ron Scott

 

Reflecting on my Friendship with Amiri Baraka + Wise I (poem)

Ted Wilson / Amiri Baraka

  

Personal Reflections on Pivotal Moments in Contemporary Harlem History

Ademola Olugebefola, International Peace and World Harmony

 

Reflections on the Legacy of Theater and Visual Arts

Voza Rivers, New Heritage Theatre Group

HISTORY & ACTIVISM

Harlem: The American Dream and Activism

Christopher Paul Moore, noted African American historian

 

Harlem - Moved by Social Activism

Ron Scott

 

The Revolution of Art Activism

Ron Scott

harlem is... 

a project of Community Works NYC and New Heritage Theatre Group

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