Tag Archives: Harlem

Nuyorican movement

THE LIFE AND POETRY OF JULIA DE BURGOS, Directed by Jose Garcia Torres, 1979, 28 minutes “The Nuyorican movement is a cultural and intellectual movement involving poets, writers, musicians and artists who are Puerto Rican or of Puerto Rican descent, … Continue reading

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Abiodun Oyewole – One of the First Last Poets – Talks About Legacy, and Hip Hop

The Last Poets in 1970; half a century later—and counting—Oyewole is keeping poetry in the moment. “A founding member of the American music and spoken-word group The Last Poets, Abiodun Oyewole is also known as a founding father of hip … Continue reading

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Langston Hughes

“James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1901– May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. One of the earliest innovators of the literary art form called jazz poetry, Hughes is best known … Continue reading

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When Martin Luther King Came to Harlem

“Less than a year before his assassination, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. came to Harlem. In the June 22, 1967, Village Voice, contributor Marlene Nadle observed the crowd anxiously awaiting the Baptist minister’s arrival: ‘Using programs folded accordion style instead … Continue reading

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The 1968 Kerner Commission Report Still Echoes Across America

Then Illinois governor Otto Kerner, left, and New York mayor John Lindsay report on the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders in October 1967. “A young African-American is killed by a white police officer in full view of others. Angry … Continue reading

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Greenwich Village Theater in the 1960s

“… In the 1950s, the West Village and, later, the newly designated, edgier East Village (rebranded from the northern part of the Lower East Side around 1964) became the cradle of New York’s Beat generation, with its new, raw, and … Continue reading

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Mapping Resistance: The Young Lords in El Barrio

“This past July, after thousands upon thousands of protestors flooded the streets of Puerto Rico calling for the ouster of former governor Ricardo Rosselló because of his administration’s offensive chat messages and a pattern of money laundering, conspiracy, and wire fraud, … Continue reading

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Spanish Harlem / El Barrio

“East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem or El Barrio, is a neighborhood of Upper Manhattan, New York City, roughly encompassing the area north of the Upper East Side and bounded by 96th Street to the south, Fifth Avenue to … Continue reading

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Unpublished Black History

The Harlem of Don Hogan Charles “… Hundreds of stunning images from black history, drawn from old negatives, have long been buried in the musty envelopes and crowded bins of the New York Times archives. None of them was published … Continue reading

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The History of the “Riot” Report

Detroit, July 25, 1967. Thousands of U.S. troops were deployed to the city. “On February 14, 1965, back from a trip to Los Angeles, and a week before he was killed in New York, Malcolm X gave a speech in … Continue reading

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