A Harlem Renaissance Revival in Williamsburg

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The talents of after school participants in kindergarten to eighth grade were corralled to pay tribute to the Harlem Renaissance on the night of March 6th at the Williamsburg Community Center. These kids from North Brooklyn channeled the inspiration of Harlem circa 1918–1937 and churned out creations in poetry, visual art, performance art, and even STEM.

The music of the period was a source of inspiration as dance and jazz music were translated to images on canvas. The science of the times was displayed in the form of gas masks and traffic lights as the night was a tribute to Black History Month and their inventor was Garrett Morgan, a son of former slaves born in Paris, Kentucky, March 4th 1877.

Dinner was served, and when everyone was done eating, music, dance, and poetry took center stage.

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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