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Creative Harlem

The Department of Writing, Literature, and Languages facilitates a Fall 2022 series of events: Creative Harlem. Many scholars date the start of the Harlem Renaissance to 1922. This interdisciplinary series of events celebrates 100 years of Black creativity coming from Harlem. Join us at lectures, readings, walking tours, and film screenings.

Curriculum connections

Courses throughout the college are sponsoring events as part of the Creative Harlem Fall Series. These events are all open to anyone in the MMC community.

Events

You can register for individual events on the sidebar of this page, or through MMC Engage.

September 23, 6 PM: Screening of Passing (2021) in Carson 610

September 26, 6 PM: When the World Sounds Like a Prayer at Bryant Park

October 13, 4 PM: Introduction to researching at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

October 25, 4 PM: Harlem Renaissance Drama with Dr. Erica Richardson in Carson 504

November 6, 11 AM: Harlem Arts Walking Tour

November 7, 6 PM: Film screening: Looking for Langston (1989)

November 11, 2:30-5:21 PM: Harlem Renaissance Fashion with Dr. Lorraine Martinez-Novoa on Zoom

Poem of the Month: We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar

We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
—-
Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.
—-
We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!

Check out the library’s Creative Harlem LibGuide!