The Art and Politics of the Harlem Renaissance

Feb 24 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

This presentation, led by Professor Randall Westbrook, will explore the origins and meanings of the famed Harlem Renaissance.  This will be hosted on Zoom, and instructions to connect are listed below.  More than a nostalgic look at the works of people like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and others, the talk will also explore the social and political significance of the period, what we can learn from it, and how it relates to modern day developments.

Dr. Westbrook is a faculty member at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is an expert on the lives of Paul Robeson and W.E.B. DuBois. In 1999, he was featured on the award-winning PBS documentary “American Masters: ‘Paul Robeson Here I Stand. ’ ” In 2008, Westbrook was keynote speaker for the 140th birth anniversary of the life of W.E.B. DuBois  His book Education and Empowerment: The Essential Writings of W.E.B. DuBois was named “One of 30 Books Every African American Should Read” by Jet Magazine Online.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and East Brunswick Human Relations Council

INSTRUCTIONS TO CONNECT

  • To join our Zoom Meeting click on (link) or
  • Meeting ID: 854 0825 9962
  • Password: 222640
  • To dial-in via telephone for audio instead of joining the webinar:  929 436 2866

Event Details
Online Event/Program: 
Yes
Audience: 
Adults
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