Carl Van Vechten’s Harlem Color

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In “White Mischief,” in this week’s issue of the New Yorker magazine, Kelefa Sanneh writes about Carl Van Vechten, a “New York hipster and literary gadabout” who was an unlikely champion of the African-American experience as it unfolded on the streets of Harlem in the nineteen-twenties. Continue Reading →

‘Murder In Harlem’ 1935, A Movie By Oscar Micheaux (video)

murder-in-harlem-frontThis full length film by Oscar Micheaux is about a black night watchman in a chemical factory finds the body of a young white woman in the basement. Continue Reading →