“The Harlem Renaissance at 100,” a celebration of the vibrant intellectual, cultural and social period that emerged following World War I, will be held Friday, November 11 as part of St. John’s Episcopal Church’s annual Veterans Day recognition.
The event will be held from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at the church’s 225 French Street location. Admission is free and open to the public. Those who are unable to attend in person may watch a live stream of the event here on YouTube.
“The Harlem Renaissance at 100” will feature the musical, film, and literary contributions of celebrated artists such as Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Fats Waller, Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Bennett, Claude McKay, W.E.B. DuBois, Countee Cullen, Cab Calloway, and the Nicholas Brothers. Several selections will be performed or presented by members of the greater Bangor community.
In addition, the event will commemorate the service of Americans who have served or are serving in the U.S. military.
“The Harlem Renaissance at 100” is being organized by St. John’s Episcopal Church of Bangor with volunteer support provided by the Greater Bangor Area Branch of the NAACP and the University of Maine Alumni Association.
St. John’s Episcopal Church (Bangor) 225 French St Bangor,