Black History Month in Harlem

X: or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation | Now – Feb 18th
The Acting Company
This show vividly brings to life the assassination of the late great Malcolm X. We cannot say this enough, you need to see this show ASAP. Beautifully written by Marcus Gardley, this play will make you cry, laugh and think really deeply about how the American experiment has still not lived up to it’s lofty rhetoric. READ HERE

King in New York | Now – June 1st
Museum of the City of New York
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., King in New York traces the civil rights leader’s encounters with New York from the 1950s until his assassination in 1968. READ HERE

49th Anniversary Sunday Matinee | Feb 11th
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Dance Theatre of Harlem’s 49th Anniversary Sunday Matinee takes place Sunday, February 11th! Be part of a celebratory afternoon of artistry. READ HERE

Open Archive: Alain L. Locke and the Harlem Renaissance | Feb 13th
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Join Schomburg Center archivists featuring items from their coveted collection of archival materials. Be the first to get up close and personal with selected items and enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection’s curators. READ HERE

The New Negro, The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey Stewart | Feb 13th
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Alain Locke was a writer, philosopher, and architect of the philosophy behind the Harlem Renaissance, an awakening of artistic creativity and racial pride centered in Harlem. The new biography, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart, former Schomburg Fellow, tells the story of how Locke came to his view of Harlem as a crucible of race consciousness. READ HERE

Ebony Sea and 1830s Black Power Story Book Reading/Signing | Feb 13th
Whole Foods Harlem
Irene Smalls, born and raised in Harlem, is the award-winning author of 15 books for children published by Little Brown, Simon & Schuster and Scholastic. On Feb 13th, she will be reading and signing from her latest book detailing a true story from 1830 of a group of Africans who refused to be enslaved. READ HERE

Salute Black History Month: Lift Every Voice and Sing | Feb 16th
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
Harlem Opera Theater will present a tribute to the 145th Anniversary of the life of composer John Rosamond Johnson, who wrote the music for “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, his brother, James Weldon Johnson wrote the words. READ HERE

Soundtrack ’63 | Feb 13th
Apollo Theater
A Live Musical Documentary with spirituals, protest songs, and popular music performed by an 18-piece orchestra and Brooklyn’s Soul Science Lab. READ HERE

HERITAGE: Bethann Hardison in Conversation with Harriette Cole | Feb 22nd
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Harlem Opera Theater will present a tribute to the 145th Anniversary of the life of composer John Rosamond Johnson, who wrote the music for “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, his brother, James Weldon Johnson wrote the words. READ HERE

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