Director Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk and video artist Kahlil Joseph’s “Fly Paper” transmute the aesthetics and storytelling of photographer Roy DeCarava’s 1950s portraits of Harlem.
In honor of the republication of The Sweet Flypaper of Life, Cooper Union will host a panel discussion on their work.
The Beinecke Library at Yale University is exhibiting Hughes’s typewritten 1950 Christmas postcards, along with holiday cards he received from friends.
Yale University’s Beinecke Library is displaying Langston Hughes’s collection of rent party cards, which advertised fundraising gatherings in an era of discriminatory Harlem rent.
A little-known depiction of Harlem literary life and African-American literature by Faith Ringgold is currently on view at the New York Public Library in its exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter.