Kick off Black History Month with the words of one of the most enduring African American authors, the great Langston Hughes.
Column by Gabino Iglesias
Langston Hughes photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1936.
In 2008 I was living in a minuscule apartment with no heat and a borrowed mattress with a dent in the middle that made me feel like a human taco. I had left behind my country, language, family, friends, and favorite places to pursue a degree.
The cultural efflorescence that was the Harlem Renaissance is captured in a series of portraits currently on view in the exhibition Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten.
Poems, articles, and podcasts that explore African American history and culture POEMS "Harlem" by Langston Hughes "On Liberty and Slavery" by George Moses Horton "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson "Praise Song for t...
When author and social commentator Carl Van Vechten focused his camera on the African American community of writers, artists, singers, athletes, and politicians in Harlem beginning in the 1930s, it was an eye-opening experience.
Seriously! Carl Van Vechten’s photographs rule. And just in time for not-Valentine’s Day, here’s a nod to a new biography of Van Vechten that will knock your socks off, too– at Jacket Copy. Although he would hardly cause a blip on c...