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LGBTQ+ Tour of the Harlem Renaissance—As Gay as it was Black

16jun4:00 pm5:30 pmLGBTQ+ Tour of the Harlem Renaissance—As Gay as it was Black4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Event Details

  • Gay Desert Guide's Fun & Games Dept. and TheMenEvent.com present LGBTQ+ Tour of the Harlem Renaissance—as gay as it was black
  • Come discover the LGBTQ+ side of the Harlem Renaissance, from Langston Hughes to Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday to James Baldwin!
  • Can't make the live event? Buy a ticket for the recording and watch the event in your own time! See FAQs below for more info.
  • About this event
  • The Harlem Renaissance, as gay as it was Black, is a rediscovery of the iconoclasts of the Harlem Renaissance—the creatives who made Harlem a veritable playground of cultural production and a Black queer mecca led fascinating lives that were full of intrigue. Influenced by the theoretical ideology of the renaissance's master architect, Alain Locke, writers, visual artists, and performers created works that examined the histories of their people while looking forward to pursuing a new African American artistic culture. Scholarship on the period is only now recognizing their queerness as a factor, and the cultural impact of these Black Queer creatives is finally coming to realization.
  • On this fun and informative hour-long virtual tour, learn about:
  • Harlem's leading literary salon of the Renaissance period and Madame CJ Walker's daughter, who hosted it
  • the hot literary magazine of the Harlem Renaissance (called Fire!!) and the artist and writers' group house that birthed it
  • Langston Hughes' life in Harlem
  • the clubs where Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday sang
  • James Baldwin's father's churchand the high school where Baldwin became the heir of the Renaissance and much more!
  • FYI If you buy a ticket for the live event, the Zoom invite will be in your confirmation email (scroll to the bottom of the email, it's there!). If you do not receive the confirmation email, check your spam folder first, but please message us IMMEDIATELY if you don't find it and we shall send it to you directly, DO NOT WAIT until the event starts!
  • Speaker Info - Corey Serrant of Swann Galleries.
  • FAQs
  • When will the Zoom invite come?
  • The Zoom invite will be in the CONFIRMATION EMAIL from your order—IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE IT IN YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL PLEASE MESSAGE US IMMEDIATELY. Subsequent to this, the Zoom invite will be sent to your email address at 48hrs, 2hrs, and 10mins before the event. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM AND SOCIAL FOLDERS IF YOU DO NOT SEE THE ZOOM INVITE IN YOUR INBOX.
  • What time zone is the event scheduled in?
  • The event is scheduled for 2pm EST (i.e. New York time). You can watch it in any time zone but please adjust to the time zone you are in.
  • Will the event be recorded and available to view later?
  • Yes the event will be recorded and you can buy a ticket for the recording above. If you buy a ticket for the recording you will be emailed automatically after the event with a link to the recording, available to view for 1 week after receiving the link. If you bought a ticket for the live event but couldn't make it please email us and we will send you the link to the recording.


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