Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance
Led By MICHAEL COGEN AND KAKUNA KERINA, MEMBER, DORRANCE BROOKS PROPERTY OWNERS & RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
Stroll through the Dorrance Brooks Square Historic District in the footsteps of African Americans whose achievements impacted the world. Experience the Harlem Renaissance’s luminaries in politics, the arts, healthcare and education (1920s to the 1940s) in this community of intact streetscapes and striking collection of row houses, churches and apartment buildings designed in Renaissance Revival, Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival architectural styles. Visit the homes and workplaces of prominent writers (Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen), actors/singers/musicians (Ethel Waters, John Bledsoe, Donald Redmond), artists (Augusta Savage, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence), patriots (WWI hero Dorrance Brooks, WWII Tuskegee Airman Dabney N. Montgomery), and civil rights leaders (W.E. B. DuBois, A. Phillip Randolph, Walter White).
OURS IS A GUIDED WALK ON NYC RESIDENTIAL STREETS WITH CURB CUTS FOR MOBILITY DEVICES. THERE ARE NO STEPS PLANNED. THE B & C SUBWAY ENTRANCE/EXIT IS ONE BLOCK FROM THE STARTING POINT, WHICH IS ALSO A CITIBIKE LOCATION.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.