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Professor To Speak On Harlem Renaissance


The Arts and Humanities Series at Blue Ridge Community College will offer "The Harlem Renaissance: An Explosion of African American Creativity" on Feb. 26 during Black History Month. Dr. Emily Seelbinder, English professor at Queens University in Charlotte, will present this free program in the Patton Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

In the 1920s and 1930s, the soulful rhythms of blues and jazz signaled an explosion of African American creativity. During this period, known as the Harlem Renaissance, musicians, dancers, visual artists, writers, and scholars sought to define their African heritage in...

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