The Harlem Renaissance
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Continental Breakfast and Parking in the CityScape West Parking Lot Validation Included
(Led by award-winning historian, educator, and speaker, Dr. Matthew C. Whitaker)
“Inspiring, Achieving, and Celebrating Inclusion”
I hope that you will join us for our next Quest on December 2, 2017. The topic will be The Harlem Renaissance, which according to History.com, was the unprecedented “development of the Harlem neighborhood in New York City as a black cultural mecca in the early 20th Century and the subsequent social and artistic explosion that resulted. Lasting roughly from the 1910s through the mid-1930s, the period is considered a golden age in African American culture, manifesting in literature, music, stage performance and art.”
Indeed, Aberjhani argues “the leaders and followers of the Harlem Renaissance,” like Henry Ossawa Tanner, who gave us “The Annunciation” in 1898 (feature image), and Archibald Motley, who created “Street Scene” in 1936 (above), “were every bit as intent on using Black culture to help make the United States a more functional democracy as they were on employing Black culture to ‘vindicate’ Black people.” Join us for an inspirational exploration of this watershed moment in American history. This Quest will allow the genius of the Harlem Renaissance to speak, inspire, and instruct our way forward during this season of light. Anyone interested in leveraging the indispensable power of Black history and life, particularly aspiring and established leaders, on behalf of transformational change, will not want to miss this opportunity.
Previous and Future Quest Dates and Themes:
9/2 Pre-Colonial Africa
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Last Image: Elizabeth Catlett, Glory, Cast Bronze, 1981, Muskegon Museum of Art.
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