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Home To Harlem Talks: Gwendolyn Bennett

  • Schomburg Museum for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10037 United States (map)

Though often overshadowed by her more famous counterparts like Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Bennett’s cultural contributions are immense. An artist, writer, and journalist during the Harlem Renaissance and a political activist in the late 1930s and 1940s, Bennett was a leading voice in shaping the Harlem Renaissance and in advancing Black women’s rights. Join us as we explore and illuminate Bennett’s life and legacy in conversation with Belinda Wheeler, editor of the recent book, Heroine of the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: Gwendolyn Bennett’s Selected Writings.

Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.