Harlem Renaissance Night
Published on Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 8:55am
The Harlem Renaissance was a literary and intellectual force that fostered a new black cultural identity in the 1920s and 1930s throughout New York.
Critic and teacher Alain Locke described it as a "spiritual coming of age" in which the black community was able to seize upon its "first chances for group expression and self-determination."
The Anacostia Neighborhood Library will strive to recreate the mood and feelings of this time period on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Through video, book discussion and dance, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library will celebrate the past, present and future of the Harlem Renaissance and Black History Month. In addition, there will be a friendly competition to see who wears the best Harlem Renaissance dress attire.
A prize will be handed out to the winner.
Light refreshments will be provided.