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First Lady of Song Ella Fitzgerald swinging with the band at The Downbeat Club in New York City, 1949. (photo by Herman Leonard from Sanatblog.com)
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Poet Aime Cesaire
Along with the former president of Senegal, Leopold Senghor, and French Guianian Leon Damas, Aimé Césaire during the 1930s and 1940s was one of the founding fathers of the worldwide cultural, spiritual, and political movement knows as Negritude. Césaire, a celebrated poet-playwright, was born in French Martinique June 26, 1913, and died April 17, 2008, on the first official Poem in Your Pocket Day. In addition to his…
Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on March 20, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Jazz Harlem Renaissance Babydoll
does the music mold your face
like a mask of mink desires
and rainbow butterfly wings
Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on March 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Cover of Carter G. Woodson A Life in Black History by Jacqueline Goggin.
Historian Carter G. Woodson, who during the Harlem Renaissance founded Black History Week––later to become Black History Month––was a powerful visionary…
Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on February 3, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments
Detail from documentary On the Shoulders of Giants courtesy of Union Productions and Iconomy.
The celebration of major historic milestones is a favorite pastime in pretty much every culture. This year, 2011, in the United States many are…Continue
2005 model for Freedom Tower, the replacement for the World Trade Center, night view from the Hudson River. (Courtesy of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP)
Before the hours of insanity and annihilation that changed world history on September 11, 2001, the month of September was noted by members of my family primarily as the birth month for at least a half dozen individuals. It remained, of course, their month after…