July 17, 2020
A cultural movement of Black writers and artists was flourishing a century ago in uptown New York, and it’s being remembered now with various virtual events. As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us in this episode of Fishko Files, the Harlem Renaissance movement was rich with ideas.
Emily Bernard is a professor at the University of Vermont and the editor of Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten.
Harlem Renaissance 100 continues with its second, virtual phase. Next up: The Importance of Being Earnest, presented by the Harlem Shakespeare Festival, on July 26.
A box set from the Library of Congress, Harlem Renaissance Novels, offers a deeper dive into the literature of the movement.Gladys Bentley on "You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx (1958)
Fishko Files with Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Editor: Karen Frillmann