MaryLouise Patterson’s parents enjoyed a bond with Langston Hughes for decades. Abiding friendships were shared with co-editor Evelyn Louise Crawford’s mother and father, and Hughes was a frequent guest in the homes of the two families, and was like an uncle to Evelyn Louise and MaryLouise. This collection shows a steadfast camaraderie, founded on burgeoning intellectual and political curiosity, mostly focused on race and liberation.
Letters from Langston: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Red Scare and Beyond
Evelyn Louise Crawford and MaryLouise Patterson (Eds.)
2nd Annual Reading Across Harlem Community Read Kickoff
Reading and Book Signing with MaryLouise Patterson
…heritage in all its forms must be preserved, enhanced, and handed on to future generations as a record of human experience and aspirations, so as to foster creativity in all its diversity and to inspire genuine dialogue among cultures...
—From the United Nations "Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and Creativity,"
While We Are Still Here (WWSH) ensures that the “post-gentrification” community of Harlem and beyond will honor and find a meaningful connection to the legacy of African American achievement, and its paramount importance to world culture.
To create lasting tributes to the movers and shakers of Edgecombe Avenue and beyond by erecting, publishing, and presenting: a monument, a book, and a series of public events. WWSH will also collect oral histories.
Will educate, enshrine, and preserve the extraordinary legacy of two historical landmark buildings that were vital to the intellectual, cultural, social, and political advancements of the Harlem community and the African Diaspora.
Programming In the Arts and Humanities.
WHILE WE ARE STILL HERE Presents
The 3rd Annual Sugar Hill Music Festival
(formerly Echoes of the Eras)
With the Regina Carter and Xavier Davis Duo
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Sugar Hill Luminaries Lawn
Edgecombe Avenue at 155th Street