African Americans have long contributed to the rich history and culture of New York New York, state, United States
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Discovering Black New York--A Guide to the City's Most Important African American Landmarks, Restaurants, Museums, Historical Sites, and More by Linda Tarrant-Reid Citadel Press, October 2001, $12.95 ISBN 0-806-52144-9
Writer and photographer Linda Tarrant-Reid delivers the ultimate guide to black New York. "It was very exciting working on Discovering Black New York," says Tarrant-Reid. "It was like solving an exquisite mystery. There was so much I didn't know." In eight chapters, one on each of the five boroughs--Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island Staten Island (1990 pop. 378,977), 59 sq mi (160 sq km), SE N.Y., in New York Bay, SW of Manhattan, forming Richmond co. of New York state and the borough of Staten Island of New York City. , and Queens--plus chapters on Harlem, historic sites outside of the city, and a calendar of events, residents as well as visitors to New York will find new, and valuable local information. Historical landmarks, restaurants, stores, museums and cultural centers are listed with a brief description and contact information, which makes Discovering Black New York an easy reference guide for touring New York. The sidebars throughout the book serve as mini-history lessons to well-known historical sites, such as the Apollo Theatre Apollo Theatre
During and after the Harlem Renaissance, a centre of African-American popular music on 125th Street in New York City's Harlem district. Built in 1914, it hosted musical performers such as Bill Robinson, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Duke and the African Burial Ground Burial Ground
potter’s field; burial place for strangers. [N. T.: Matthew 27:6–10, Acts 1:18–19]
where Tam O’Shanter saw witches dancing among opened coffins. [Br. Lit. . "I wrote the book to put the experiences of Africans and African Americans into a context that highlights our rich history, as well as the many contributions blacks have made to the greatest city in the world," says Tarrant-Reid. Readers are sure to come away with a better understanding of both New York and its black culture.
Harlem Renaissance--Map Poster Guide & The Queens Jazz Trail--A Full-Color Illustrated Map Ephemera Press, Map $9.95 Poster $12.95
The Harlem Renaissance Harlem Renaissance, term used to describe a flowering of African-American literature and art in the 1920s, mainly in the Harlem district of New York City. During the mass migration of African Americans from the rural agricultural South to the urban industrial North Map Poster Guide covers the central district of Harlem plus Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill, and The Queens Jazz Trail, which covers places of interest for jazz lovers in the borough. The maps are well-researched and user-friendly, and make planning tours through Harlem and Queens easy and enjoyable. Marc Miller, former museum consultant and founder of Brooklyn-based Ephemera e·phem·er·a
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Noun 1. Press, created the maps for students, tourists, locals, or anyone interested in the particularly rich history of these two cultural centers. Tony Millionaire's beautiful illustrations make the maps suitable for framing. Among the famous sites listed on the Harlem map are the apartments of writers Paul Laurence Dunbar '''
Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was a seminal American poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dunbar gained national recognition for his 1896 Lyrics of a Lowly Life, one poem in the collection being Ode to Ethiopia. , Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. and Ralph Ellison; musicians Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie and Duke Ellington; entertainers Billie Holiday and Florence Mills; and artist Romare Bearden. Also listed are the studios of photographer James VanDerZee and painter William H. Johnson, and the original site of the Madam C.J. Walker Madam C. J. Walker (December 23, 1867–May 25, 1919) was an African American philanthropist and tycoon who made her fortune developing and marketing a hugely successful line of beauty and hair products for black women. School of Hair. The Queens Jazz Trail lists the homes of jazz legends Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Thomas "Fats" Waller among others. The maps measure 18 x 24 inches, and are available either folded ($9.95) or as posters ($12.95). Maps for New Orleans For New Orleans: A Benefit For The Musicians' Village Habitat For Humanity is an American benefit double-disc CD, with tracks from Minnesota artists, and national artists. and Civil Rights sites throughout the South are currently in the works.
For more information, contact Ephemera Press at 718-369-8869 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find maps at the following locations:
Museum Store at The Studio Museum in Harlem 144 W. 125th Street New York, NY 10027 212-864-0014 www.studiomuseuminharlem.org The Met Store at Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street New York, NY 10028 212-535-7710 www.metmuseum.org Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street New York, NY 10021 212-570-3614 www.whitney.org Online: www.ephemerapress.com www.cushcity.com