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Keeping Harlem Black

Keeping Harlem Black

Wednesday January 22, 2020

Harlem historian and activist shares insights

Michael Henry Adams, a Harlem-based architectural and cultural historian, an activist for historic preservation, and tour guide takes us into the Harlem depicted in Jordan Casteel’s paintings. Following a tour of black Harlem inspired by the paintings, Adams describes the threat gentrification poses to black culture and agency by uprooting and displacing people of color from places like Harlem and Oakland.

IMAGE: Jordan Casteel (U.S.A., b. 1989), Joe and Mozel (Pompette Wines), 2017. Oil on canvas, 90 x 78 in. Collection of Lonti Ebers. © Jordan Casteel. Image courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York

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