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Home To Harlem Talks: Gwendolyn Bennett

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Home To Harlem Talks: Gwendolyn Bennett


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.



FIRST COME, FIRST SEATEDEvents 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. 
GUESTSPlease note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.
AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDINGPrograms are photographed and recorded by the Schomburg Center. Attending this event indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any all purposes of the New York Public Library.
PRESS Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at YXlvZmVtaWtpcmJ5IHwgbnlwbCAhIG9yZw==.
Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.



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