Thursday, October 26, 2017
Doors 5:30 pm | Begins 6 pm

The Lincoln Theatre’s Community Conversations is a free series designed to generate community discussion on a variety of interesting questions surrounding the arts. In the 1920s, our nation experienced an influx of African-American literature, art, and music of such undeniable quality that it served as a catalyst for racial pride and challenged the pervading racism and stereotypes of the day. On Thursday, October 26, the Lincoln Theatre’s Community Conversation “Heralds of the Harlem Renaissance” profiles individuals that helped pave the way for the resulting cultural, social, and artistic explosion known today as the Harlem Renaissance.

This 90-minute, multi-media presentation will be interspersed with discussion from Wil Haygood, curator of the 2018 Harlem Renaissance project; Dr. Ted McDaniel, professor of African-American music at The Ohio State University; Dr. Valerie Lee, interim chair for the OSU Department of African-American and African Studies; Jack Marchbanks, Lincoln Theatre Association board member and co-host of WCBE’s “Jazz Sunday;” Suzan Bradford, general manager of the Lincoln Theatre; and Caroline N. Bennett, OSU graduate student and vocalist. The speakers will also serve as panelists in the Q&A session to follow.

“Heralds of the Harlem Renaissance” will be held at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) on Thursday, October 26. Doors open at 5:30pm. The program will begin at 6pm. Admission is free.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Donna and Larry James.

Support for the Lincoln Theatre's 2017-18 season is provided in part by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the City of Columbus, Franklin County, Nationwide, and the Ohio Arts Council to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.