Past Event

Unveiling of Harlem Renaissance 2.0 Banners

July 25, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
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125th St. and Broadway, New York, NY 10027 (Outside of The Forum at Columbia University)

Celebrate the Centennial of the Harlem Renaissance differently, The Gatekeepers Collective (TGC), a Harlem-based non-profit presents Harlem Renaissance 2.0 Banners, a public art installation commemorating Same Gender Loving (SGL), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer (SGL/LGBTQ+) Harlem Renaissance icons.

This year’s Harlem Renaissance 2.0 banners feature singer and Actress, Ethel Waters, poet, novelist and playwright, Countee Coullen, visual artist, Richmond Barthé, The “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey, and novelist and publisher, Wallace Thurman, whose pursuits spanned the social, political and cultural landscapes and advanced political and social change. 

Attendees are asked to follow social distancing protocols and wear face masks.