in the Public Realm
Langston Hughes, Marcus Garvey, and Adam Clayton Powell

Harlem: The Capital of Black America (part 3)
James Kaplan
Sites at this Tour Stop...

Abyssinian Baptist Church

About this Tour Stop...

This section of the tour begins with the life of writer Langston Hughes. A mosaic in the Schomburg celebrates Hughes's poem 'The Negro Speaks of Rivers'. Marcus Garvey was a Harlem resident and Black nationalist speaker. His organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, his ideas of Pan-Africanism, and the travels of his vessel The Yarmouth were important forerunners to future African independence movements. The tour ends with a discussion of the role of Adam Clayton Powell and his Abyssynian Baptist Church on the economic desegregation of Harlem.