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Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Dodge Hall, Room 622

"As World War II raged overseas, Harlem witnessed a battle of its own. Brimming with creative and political energy, the neighborhoods diverse array of artists and activists took advantage of a brief period of progressivism during the war years to launch a bold cultural offensive aimed at winning democracy for all Americans, regardless of race or gender. Ardent believers in Americas promise, these men and women helped to lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement before Cold War politics and anti-Communist fervor temporarily froze their dreams at the dawn of the postwar era."