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MBP Gale Brewer’s Black History Month Reception
February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance and in remembrance of the late Toni Morrison, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office will celebrate this year’s Black History Month by commemorating Black authors.
You are invited to join local luminaries in reading favorite literary passages from African-American writers, poets, folklorists, and cultural icons of the early 20th century Harlem Renaissance through today.
A reception will follow the readings.
About West Harlem Development Corporation
West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is a New York City-based nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization incorporated in 2011 whose mission is to promote increased economic opportunities and quality of life to sustain a vibrant West Harlem community. WHDC’s core program areas are education, workforce and economic development, and affordable housing. With its slogan “Solutions Through Collaborations”, WHDC partially achieves its mission through grantmaking to nonprofit organizations to provide services that benefit the residents of New York City’s Manhattan Community District 9 (MCD9), more commonly referred to as West Harlem. The boundaries of MCD9 are defined as: South to North from 110th Street to 155th Street; East to West from Manhattan, Morningside, St. Nicholas, Bradhurst, Edgecombe Avenues to the Hudson River.